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Hughes named Sports Coach of the Year
by Marcel Pourtout
mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
July 02, 2013 10:00 AM | 1103 views | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend | print
XL212 and the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce has recognized Fellowship Christian girls’ soccer head coach Trip Hughes as the Female Sports Coach of the Year for the 2012-13 academic year.

Hughes has taken his team to the GHSA Class A playoffs final four for three consecutive years and last campaign, the Lady Paladins finished 18-5, won their region and was state runner-up for the second year in a row.

Hughes also teaches AP Psychology and Graphic Design at Fellowship Christian.

He builds deep relationships with his students using a passion for fine arts, a thirst for learning and the drive to be the best as a vehicle for interaction.

Being a fully involved teacher, he emphasizes the importance of academics to Student-Athletes, demonstrating how success in the classroom translates to success on the field.

He also oversees the TREAD program at Fellowship.

This program instills in its participants a love for nature and the outdoors while also giving students the opportunity to share and develop their faith.

He does this all as a volunteer and is constantly trying to find new and exciting adventures for their field trips. He is a very active member of Cherokee Presbyterian Church.Nothing speaks more to the character of Hughes than the words of the Fellowship Athletic Director, Bryan Lindner, who said “Coach Hughes truly cares about the development of our girls, physically through the game of soccer and spiritually through team devotions and workouts. He is a great coach and leader. I could not have chosen a better mentor and knowledgeable coach for my daughter.”

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