Hughan graduated in 1997 with a degree in exercise science from Springfield College, where he played hockey. He then earned his graduate degree in applied physiology from Columbia University.
Hughan is now the sixth head strength and conditioning coach from Springfield College in the NFL, where there are 32 teams. He joins SC grads as head strength and conditioning coaches from the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, and Indianapolis Colts.
Prior to his time with Atlanta, Hughan served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Oakland Raiders (2004-07).
Before coaching in the NFL, Bill was an assistant coach on the collegiate level. He was the assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Missouri (2001-03). Prior to that he was a graduate assistant at Columbia University (1999-2000), and an assistant coach at Yale University (1997-98).
Hughan also was employed by the Omaha Royals, formerly the Golden Spikes, the AAA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball between his years at Columbia.
Hughan replaces Sal Alosi, who resigned from the Jets in the last month.