Former Jackson State football coach ’Judge’ Hughes dies

August 6, 2013 in Local Sports, National Sports, Obituaries, Sports, Statewide News, Top Stories

Former Jackson State football coach, Robert “Judge” Hughes died Wednesday, July 31, at the age of 68.

Jackson State says in a news release Hughes died Wednesday from complications of diabetes. Services are pending.

Hughes, who has been in and out of the hospital over the last several months, will be remembered by JSU fans as one of the great football players and coaches in the history of Tigers football, Jackson State said in a release.