Cody played for the M State Spartans in 2009 while a student and then transferred to Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he earned a BS in Secondary Math Education and played on the MSUM club team. He has been an assistant coach for the MSUM baseball team for three years and also serves as an assistant for the Post 400 American Legion team in Fargo.
Along with serving as the baseball coach Cody also serves as the head Math tutor in the tutoring center. This position allows him to help players in subjects beyond just math that they may struggle in. Hughes lives in Fargo, ND, and commutes to campus but plans to move to Fergus Falls in the upcoming year.