Hudy Honored as NSCA College Coach of the Year

Jan. 4, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kansas’ Andrea Hudy, the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance, has been named the National College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Hudy is receiving her award this weekend at the annual NSCA Coaches Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

The NSCA College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is given to an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®), for their dedication to improving athletic performance with safe and effective science-based programs. In addition to having earned the CSCS certification, a nominee must be an active NSCA member for at least the previous two consecutive years and be employed as a Division I, II, III, or NAIA Head/Director of Strength and Conditioning.

“I am honored and humbled to be receiving this award,” said Hudy. “There are lots of talented people out there around the country, who were also very deserving. The only reason we can do what we do at Kansas is because of the support we receive from the great alumni, administration and coaches that we have.”

“It is a privilege to honor Andrea Hudy and recognize her achievement,” NSCA Founder Boyd Epley said. “Andrea’s well-earned award and her contributions shape the NSCA into what it is today.”

Hudy, who is in her ninth year at the University of Kansas, oversees the Anderson Strength and Conditioning Complex for all KU sports and primarily works with the Jayhawks’ men’s basketball team. In her nine seasons with the Jayhawks, she has helped 14 student-athletes get drafted by NBA teams. Including her time at the University of Connecticut (1995-2004), Hudy has worked with 33 athletes that have gone on to play in the NBA.

In addition to her success in developing collegiate athletes into professionals, Hudy has helped Kansas student-athletes stay on the cutting edge of performance training. In the summer of 2012, Kansas became the signature school for the EliteForm training system, which integrates technology into workout sessions to enhance the training and sport performances.

Hudy becomes the second Jayhawk to receive the NSCA National College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year award, joining Keith Kephart, who was honored in 1981.

“I’m very excited for Andrea to receive this incredible award,” said University of Michigan Director of Strength and Conditioning Michael Favre, who was the 2012 award recipient. “She is joining the prestigious ranks of other influential award recipients which began over 30 years ago.”

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