Hugh started his career playing at Bishop Field College in 1965 while in Grade 8. He played one year of High School at Bishops College in 1967. From 1968 to 1973, he played for the YMCA Junior and Senior Teams. After 1973, he played for various teams and was an original member of the infamous Razorbacks Team. It should also be noted that he was captain of the 1971 Winter Games Volleyball team.
Hugh became a provincial referee in 1970, a regional referee in 1977, and a national referee in 1988. He was an original executive member of what is now the NLVOA, which was created around 1980 and has been on that executive every year since. It should be noted that he was also treasurer of the NVCA from 1975-1979.
Hugh’s referee accomplishments include attending two Canada Games; 1997 in Brandon and 2009 in Charlottetown. Starting in 1978 he has represented Newfound and Labrador as an official at numerous Canadian Championships at various age divisions all over Canada.