Coach McHugh graduated from LaVernia High School in 1997 where she participated in cross country, track, and cheerleading. She attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where she earned a B. A. in English and later earned a M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. Coach McHugh is USA Track and Field Certified and is a Professional Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. Four of her track athletes since 2014 have been awarded the NSCA All-American Award.
Coach McHugh began her career in education at Theodore Roosevelt High School in 2002—teaching English and coaching girls track. Coach McHugh enjoyed eight years at Roosevelt. In 2009 and 2010, her teams won the 25-6A Girls Track District Titles and were Regional Runners-Up. She coached 24 athletes to the 6A State Track Championship with four state medalists and one team placing eighth.
In 2010, Coach McHugh made the move to Reagan High School where she has coached cross country and girls track and has taught English and physical education classes. At Reagan she has coached 26 athletes to the 6A State Track and Cross Country Championships, with three athletes earning state medals. Coach McHugh’s cross country teams have won eight 26-6A District Titles in a row, and her girls track team has won three consecutive District Championships from 2016 to 2018. In 2018 Coach McHugh’s girls made NEISD history as they celebrated an undefeated regular season in addition to District, Area, and Regional Championships.
Coach McHugh has a genuine passion for her career, but undoubtedly, what defines her most is her family and faith. She has been married to her best friend, Troy, for 19 years and adores her eight-year-old daughter, Gabby. Gabby is a developing pole vaulter who loves dress up and zoo outings. Coach McHugh’s favorite moments include family road trips, days on the lake, and workouts with G. To have a family who shares her passion for building athletes and teaching young people about life through sports, is one of Coach McHugh's greatest blessings. She is beyond grateful to be a member of the Reagan Nation and to serve the Reagan community.
Coach Saam is a native of San Antonio and NEISD. He graduated from Reagan in 2010 where he lettered in cross country, track, and baseball.
Coach Saam continued his education at Sam Houston State University on a cross country and track scholarship. During his time at Sam Houston State, he held the title of team captain, and was on the board of the student athlete advisory committee. He not only excelled in the classroom but also on the cross country course and track. He earned spots on the southland conference honor roll as well as the deans list. On the track, he holds the 2nd fastest 5k time in Sam Houston State history.
Coach Saam graduated in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, and a minor in Secondary Education. He will begin his teaching and coaching career at Reagan in the fall of 2015.
Coach Saam is very thankful and excited to be back at his alma mater and is looking forward to a great year.