WF Elite’s Director of Coaches: Billy Hughes
Billy was born and raised in the Dallas area. He graduated from R. L. Turner in Carrollton and quickly made his way to Wichita Falls to play football for Midwestern State University. After two years, and several injuries, Billy retired and moved to his other passion, volleyball.
Billy served as the assistant coach for the Indians from 1992 to 1996. In the fall of 1997, he moved on to Texas A&M Kingsville to begin his Masters and assist the Lady Javalina’s volleyball program. During his time at MSU and A&M Kingsville, he had numerous successful players including: 3 All Americans, 1 Player of the Year in TIAA conference play, 1 Player of the Year in NCAA Lone Star Conference play, and a combined 15 All Conference players in 6 years of collegiate coaching.
After helping the Javalinas to their most successful season in school history, he moved back to Wichita Falls and helped start the Wichita Falls Volleyball Club. The Wichita Falls Volleyball club transitioned to Wichita Falls TVC (Tornado Volleyball Club). He served as the co-director, recruiting coordinator, director of coaches and head coach. Billy has used his knowledge of recruiting to help his club players further their careers in the collegiate ranks in Division I, Division II and Junior Colleges. While with TVC, Billy also coached many successful teams including the Club Champions for the North Texas Region 18’s division. He then moved to Ziva volleyball where he was the head coach of the 18’s team and the recruiting coordinator.
Billy is now starting his 22nd season of coaching Junior Olympic volleyball for USA volleyball. He is excited to be with ELITE volleyball as the Director of Coaches and a coach. His knowledge and understanding of the game and his vision will greatly assist Elite in becoming an “elite” club.
When he is not playing, coaching or watching volleyball, Billy enjoys spending time with his wife Carrie and their 4 children Lexy, Rachel, Colt, and Audrey. He also enjoys being outdoors, fishing and hunting.