McHugh becomes Pasco's winningest coach, RR soccer coach passes milestone

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Tue. October 30, 2012 | Matt Baker | Email

Pasco coach Tom McHugh became the Pirates’ all-time winningest coach with last week’s 45-0 win over Ridgewood.

McHugh has compiled a 59-11 record with two trips to the state semifinals in his six seasons as head coach. That’s one win more than Perry Brown, who finished 58-22 in seven seasons and took the Pirates to their only state title in 1992. Ricky Thomas ranks third in program history, with 45 wins from 1996-2002.

McHugh’s Pirates have already clinched a playoff spot in Class 5A, District 6 and can secure a sixth consecutive district championship with a win over Zephyrhills on Friday. Pasco has only lost once to the Bulldogs under McHugh – a 14-7 defeat in 2007 that remains the Pirates’ last loss to a county opponent.

Another North Suncoast coach, River Ridge girls soccer coach Skip Glover, passed a milestone Monday. He earned his 150th career victory with the Royal Knights’ 4-3 win over Ridgewood, the school announced Tuesday. Glover led River Ridge to its best season in program history last winter, including a trip to the region finals and an 18-5-1 record.

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