Hugh McCutcheon
Head Coach

University of Minnesota Women's Volleyball

Q & A with Minnesota Head Volleyball Coach Hugh McCutcheon

What is one of your favorite aspects of coaching?

I think that having an influence on the development of a group of people, on and off the court, is a real privilege and a great responsibility.

What is your favorite road trip story?

I’ve been on a few, so it’s hard to pick just one. Back in my USA Volleyball days, we had a great trip to Egypt where we got to ride camels in the desert and climb inside one of the Great Pyramids of Giza, into one of the burial chambers. It was an incredible experience.


What are you most looking forward to this upcoming season?

I think every season presents an opportunity for learning and growth through competition.


What are 5 things you can’t live without on match day?

I don’t think there’s anything I can’t live without on match day. It’s good if our Team is healthy. I like to feel as though we have a good game plan v. our opponent. Hopefully, the bus is on time!


Do you have a favorite hobby or cause you are passionate about?

At this point in my life, I’d say that any time or energy spent outside of coaching is with my family.


Please tell us something about yourself that most people would not know.

I used to teach snowboarding at Sundance mountain resort.