Patriots add Tyler Hughes to coaching staff

Hughes has experience at the high school and college levels.

Bill Belichick. Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Patriots have hired Tyler Hughes as a coaching assistant, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss.

Hughes most recently served as the head football coach at Bountiful High School in Utah. His prior experience also includes two seasons as head coach at Minot State, a Division II school in North Dakota; nine seasons —  six as offensive coordinator, two as head coach — at Snow College, a community college in Utah; and one season as offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Murray High School in Utah.

Hughes spent the 2013 season as a quality control assistant at Ohio State University, where he worked for now-retired head coach Urban Meyer. According to his bio, Hughes was responsible for advanced scouting, film analysis, and data analytics to “increase offensive efficiency and productivity.”


A Utah native, Hughes played wide receiver for two seasons at Snow before graduating from Utah State in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Other additions to New England’s coaching staff this offseason include Jedd Fisch, who will work with the quarterbacks, and Vinnie Sunseri, whose role has yet to be announced.

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