40 Under 40, Class of 2019

Michael McHugh


Dexter High School

Job Title

Swim Coach


McHugh is in his 13th year at Dexter. In the past eight years, he’s led the boys swim/dive team to five state championships, achieving four wins consecutively from 2016-19. He is an active leader with the executive board for the Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association, including a term as president from 2016-18. McHugh and his wife, Katie, are raising two girls in the community of Dexter, where he’s also a PE teacher at Beacon Elementary.