Mike Hodges is in his eighth season as director of football operations for the Minutemen, and his 33rd year overall at UMass. He is responsible for coordinating team travel, organizing team purchases and allotments, scheduling practice times and budgeting expenditures.
Hodges previously served as UMass' assistant athletic director for student employment and alumni affairs, spending five years on the administrative staff. He was in charge of the student-athlete employment program, and also served as director of the UMass Varsity M Club.
Before moving into administration, Hodges served as UMass' head football coach for six seasons. He compiled an overall record of 34-31 with the Minutemen, and his 34 victories rank sixth on the all-time UMass coaching list. He had four winning seasons in his six years, including a 7-3 mark in 1992 and a 9-2 record in 1993. Hodges was named New England Division I Coach of the Year in 1992, when UMass had a seven-game winning streak.
Hodges also spent 14 years as an assistant on the Minuteman staff, before taking over as UMass' head coach in 1992. He coached under Bob Pickett (1978-1983) and Bob Stull (1984-1985), then served as defensive coordinator under Jim Reid (1986-1991).
Hodges received his bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Maine in 1967. He lettered in football for two years at guard and was a member of the 1965 Yankee Conference championship team which played in the Tangerine Bowl. Hodges received his master's degree in education from Maine in 1968.
Hodges and his wife, Susan, reside in Amherst. The couple has two daughters (Jen and Karen, who are both UMass graduates). They have seven grandchildren: Jordan and Marisa Flores; Trevor, Riley, Jackson, Michael and Megan Huntington.