Synchronized Skating Coaching Staff
Emily HughesHead Coach
College: Liberty University
Start Date: 08/01/2020
Emily Hughes first began serving on the coaching staff of Liberty University’s Synchronized Skating team in July of 2016. She is a USFSA double gold medalist in Moves in the Field & Free Skate. Emily has over thirteen years of competitive experience. She is a Team USA alumnus from Team Braemar’s Junior Synchronized Skating team.She has also competed in the Senior Ladies division on the state and regional level. She is a native to Elk River, Minnesota and grew up training primarily with the Elk River Figure Skating Club, the Skating Club of Bloomington, and the Braemar City of Lakes Figure Skating Club. She is a professional member of U.S. Figure Skating, the Professional Skaters Association, is a registered CER Category A credentialed coach, and is SafeSport compliant.
Emily worked with Liberty’s Synchronized Skating team as they advanced into the Collegiate division in 2017. She has helped the team prepare for their three consecutive performances at the United States Synchronized Skating National Championships. Emily also serves as the co-director with Dawn Harter for Liberty University’s Learn to Skate program.
In 2015, Emily earned her BS in Communication: Advertising and Public Relations and in 2018, graduated with her MA in Strategic Communication both from Liberty University. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Communication also from Liberty University.
Emily resides in Lynchburg, VA with her husband, Ben Hughes.