Hughes comes to Sports Edge with years of experience and basketball acumen both on and off the court. Hughes is the founder of Blue Heat Basketball and the Blue Heat Basketball Academy. He currently serves as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Academy.
Outside of Blue Heat, Jason is currently going into his 7th year as Head Coach of The Bolles Boys Varsity Basketball Team. His Bolles team's record is 108-59 over six seasons, with 2 District titles, four straight playoff appearances, and one Elite Eight. For the 2020-2021 season Jason was named the 4A Florida Coach of the Year by FABC.
“I’m extremely honored and excited for this opportunity,” said Hughes. "Sports Edge is bringing youth athletics to the next level in North Florida, and I am ready to lay a foundation of excellence at this vital time for our club, our players, and our game. I look forward to expanding the basketball operations and reaching more youth athletes.”
Sports Edge will benefit from Hughes’ tactical and player-centric approach. Lisa Davis, CEO of Sports Edge said, “It was important to select someone that aligned with our mission statement of Be the Best, and that person is Jason Hughes. His passion and record speak for themselves. We are bringing something different to the basketball community, better, special and Jason is the best person to ensure our goals are met.”
Hughes will provide guidance, oversight, and innovation to the program that currently includes Select level competitive teams, 3 on 3 basketball leagues, advanced skills training, camps, and early elementary developmental programs.
About Sports Edge
Simply put, our mission is to Be the Best. Whether that means to be the best facility, have the best coaches, develop the best athletes and students, or simply reach our individual bests. The Sports Edge mission is to exemplify the best in everything we do. We set the bar high and strive to exceed our fans, athletes, and teammates' expectations. At the end of the day, our goal is to bring families together through athletics.
Sports Edge opened in 2016 in the heart of Northeast Florida to create indoor and outdoor sports facilities like none other in Jacksonville. Sports Edge facilities have become a destination for families, athletes, businesses, and guests alike.
Sports Edge Indoor Duval facility is home to Jacksonville Juniors Volleyball Association and Sports Edge Basketball. Our St. Johns outdoor location, Sports Edge Beach, is home to Sports Edge Beach Volleyball. A second 150K square foot indoor facility is coming soon next to Sports Edge Beach on Racetrack Road in St. Johns County.
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