College - Cal State - Hayward
Eric Hughes was promoted to Assistant Coach/Basketball Development on July 1, 2009. He joined the Raptors in 2007-08 as a basketball development consultant. He came to the club from Goodwin Sports Management and Spokane Community College.

Hughes worked since 2002 as the director of summer player development for Goodwin Sports Management in Seattle, creating workout programs and training NBA players Jamal Crawford, Kevin Durant, Al Horford, Dwight Howard, Gary Payton, Nate Robinson and Rodney Stuckey. He had also been the head coach at Spokane Community College in Spokane, Washington during that time. He compiled an 88-61 (.590) mark in his five seasons, leading the Bigfoot’s to the Eastern Region championship in 2005 and 2006. He was named Eastern Region Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2006.

Hughes also served as an assistant coach under current Atlanta Hawks assistant Bob Bender at the University of Washington from 1993- 2002, as an assistant at the University of California from 1991-93, and as a graduate assistant at Illinois State from 1989-91.

Hughes has served as the head coach for the Raptors’ entry in the Las Vegas Summer League the past three summers. His 2010 team finished 5-0 and led the league in scoring.