Charles Hughes - Class of 1952

Charlie Hughes's family accepts an award on his  behalf.

Charlie Hughes's family accepts an award on his  behalf.

Charles Marvin Hughes played for Sand Springs High School from 1949 though 1952, serving as Captain of the football team, and an All-State leftie pitcher for the baseball team.

The Sandite football team went 11-1-1 in 1951, winning the Regional Championship and making it to the State finals. In the Championship game they tied 20-20 with Ada, but Ada was awarded the State Title on penetrations.

He was awarded a baseball scholarship to Anderson University in Indiana, then signed with St. Louis Cardinals Farm Club before being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1955. During his service in the Army, Hughes continued his baseball career playing in Germany. He was well-known in the community as a successful businessman and for coaching and mentoring young people.

After shoulder injuries put an end to his baseball career, Hughes enrolled in cosmetology school and eventually owned the Scissors Family Hair Salon till his death in 2013. At its peak, Scissors had 10 locations. Hughes also served on the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology. 

Hughes was married to Diane Hughes in 1986 and had two children: Todd Slankard and Lisa Foster.