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Associated Alumni

Francis McHugh (BPE'61, BEd'72)

Alumni Award of Distinction

Francis McHugh (BPE'61, BEd'72)

Fran McHugh is nationally and internationally rated as a baseball and basketball official and clinician. Throughout his 60 year career as an official, he has served in several executive positions within the NBAABO and has made a lasting impact on the provincial sports community. McHugh is the only sports official to represent Canada internationally in both basketball and baseball, and belongs to a small group who played, coached and officiated at Canada Games. With a number of athletic achievements to his name and a true dedication to sports, he has been recognized in the Saint John Sports Hall of Fame, the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame and the New Brunswick Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2016, he was also chosen as Honorary Chairman for the East Coast Games. A longtime teacher and volunteer in Saint John, McHugh supports numerous community organizations.