CLEMSON, South Carolina – The Clemson Young Alumni Council has recognized Harold P. Hughes of Austin with the Roaring10 award.

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Harold P. Hughes

Each year, the Clemson Young Alumni Council names 10 alumni to its “Roaring10,” recognizing outstanding young alumni for their influence in business, leadership, community, education and philanthropic endeavors. The honor is given to individuals who exemplify Clemson University’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect and who have graduated from Clemson within the last 10 years.

Hughes graduated from Clemson University in 2008 with a degree in political science and economics. In 2014, he completed his Master’s in Business Administration, also from Clemson University.

Hughes is the founder and CEO of BandwagonFanClub Inc. BANDWAGON is a fan analytics company built to help teams identify and engage the fans that show up on game day.

Hughes is a professional public speaker at conferences and conventions that focus on sports, analytics and blockchain technology. He currently serves as a board member for the Pi Alpha National Alumni Coalition. This fall, Hughes will begin his service to the University of South Carolina Upstate through the College of Business and Economics Dean’s Advisory Board.

He continues to give back to Clemson by serving on the Clemson University Graduate School Board and chose Clemson orange as his company’s primary brand color to show his support to his alma mater.

The 2019 Roaring10 class was honored by the Clemson Alumni Association and the Clemson Young Alumni Council at a ceremony on Oct. 11 at the Madren Conference Center on Clemson’s campus.

The Roaring10 award program was developed in 2012 by the Clemson Young Alumni Council. The primary mission of Clemson Young Alumni Council is to support the goals of the Clemson Alumni Association specifically on matters pertaining to young alumni. Clemson Young Alumni Council exists to connect young alumni with the university, assist young alumni in the transition from active student to alumnus and to facilitate fellowship, personal growth and professional development opportunities for young alumni and formally represent young alumni interests to the Clemson Alumni Council. The purpose of these efforts is to affect seminal influence on young alumni so they may continue to be connected and contributing alumni for a better Clemson throughout their lives. To learn more, go to