P360 Performance Sports announced today that Rhyne Hughes has joined the staff in Jackson, and will help staff and join the management team for the Pearl facility.
Hughes brings a breadth of experience to the team, and will be involved in the SBG Sox High School Showcase and Youth Baseball Programs, and instrumental in the continued development of the P360 Player Development Programs, with an emphasis on Hitting Instruction.
Rhyne Hughes, a native of Picayune MS, graduated from PHS where he won a state championship playing for with the Maroon Tide. Hughes earned a baseball scholarship to Pearl River Community College, drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates after his first season. He decided to return for another year of college baseball - hitting over .400 with 18 home runs, 70 RBI while pitching 23.1 innings with 25 strikeouts to only 6 walks. He finished the season with an ERA of 2.70, attracting the attention of the Tampa Bay Rays. In the 2004 MLB Draft he was taken in the 8th round, signing with the Rays that season.
Hughes played in the Rays organization for 5 seasons before being traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 2009. He made his MLB debut in the 2010 season with Baltimore.
After his professional career, Hughes joined the college coaching ranks, spending time on staff with both Pearl River Community College and Southeastern Louisiana.
P360 Performance Sports operates Baseball and Softball training facilities in Jackson, Hattiesburg, Auburn AL and Pearl MS. P360 provides professional training in all locations for pitching, hitting and fielding. It also operates leagues including the very popular Fall High School Wood Bat League in Jackson and Hattiesburg and Machine Pitch Leagues in Jackson.
About SBG Sox
Starting its 16th season, SBG Sox operates almost 40 youth teams, training with practice, daily classes, indoor/outdoor practice, and private and group instruction. The SBG Sox High School Showcase teams compete in the Fall and Summer in tournaments showcases, with 30 players offered by colleges this summer. Teams are formed primarily with players from Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and surrounding states.