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Mike McHugh
Position: Director of Football Operations
Experience: 1st Year
Mike McHugh joined Coach Chris Petersen's staff as Director of Football Operations in December of 2013, bringing with him more than a decade of experience in that role.

McHugh spent the 2013 football season in the same position at Fresno State, helping the Bulldogs to an 11-2 record and a Mountain West Conference championship.

He'd spent the 10 prior seasons as Director of Football Operations at the University of California, where he helped oversee the construction of the Bears' $150-million High Performance Center.

A native of Boyertown, Pa., McHugh played football at Findlay University in Ohio, where he was a member of the Oilers' 1979 NAIA Championship team. He led Findlay in receiving in 1981 and earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education in 1983.

McHugh served as Findlay's head women's track & field coach in 1982 before going on to a football coaching job at Liberty Benton High School in Findlay, Ohio, that same year. He took an assistant football coaching position at Northmor High in Galion, Ohio, for the 1983 season and then became head coach from 1984-87. McHugh was also Northmor's girls' track coach in 1984 and 1985.

McHugh moved to the college ranks in 1989, working as offensive line coach at Eastern Michigan in 1989 and 1990 before moving to recruiting coordinator in 1991 and defensive line coach in 1992. He earned a master's degree in physical education from EMU in 1993.

In 1993, McHugh was named Director of Football Operations at Missouri, a position he held through the 1998 season, when he joined Mike Bellotti's staff at Oregon for the 1999 and 2000 seasons. He then spent two seasons as an offensive quality control coach with the Detroit Lions in 2001 and 2002 before taking the operations job at California, where he worked for head coach Jeff Tedford.
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