Kyle Hughes enters his 5th season with the Pioneers, his third season as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach.
Hughes came to the Pioneers after spending two years serving as a staff coach for Carolina Elite Soccer Academy (CESA) and United FC. During his time with coaching club soccer in South Carolina, Hughes has coached at the academy, select, challenge and premier levels.
In 2015, Hughes joined the Men’s Soccer Pioneers coaching staff as an assistant coach that was led by former Head Coach, Kevin Nolan. The two would go on to produce a record of 28-9-2 overall and 23-7 in conference play.
In 2017, Hughes was named the Head Men’s Soccer Coach shortly after the resignation of former Head Coach Kevin Nolan. In his first season, Hughes led the Pioneer’s to a 12-6-2 record overall and 7-6-2 in conference play. In his second season, Hughes led the Pioneer’s to a 18-7 record overall and 15-3 in conference play. The Pioneer’s would go on to reach the 2018 Conference Final and District Semifinal where they lost to Georgia Military College. He currently resides in Greenville, SC.