About a year ago, May I think it was, I had the opportunity to meet Andrea Hudy, Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Kansas, who was extremely nice and gracious spending time talking to me and answering any questions that I had, something that not many ‘big time’ strength coaches are willing to do with younger up and coming strength coaches.
Coach Hudy was the first woman to be the Director at a major Division I University and maybe more impressive is the fact that she is in charge of Men’s Baskebtall at Kansas along with overseeing the entire strength and conditioning program. Hudy was just recently named the 2013 NSCA Strength Coach of the Year and ESPN did a special on her on College Game Day this past Saturday and I thought I would share. Oh, and before taking the position at Kansas, Coach Hudy won seven National Championships at UConn as the strength coach for both Men’s and Women’s Basketball – not too shabby.
If any strength coaches out there think they have obstacles that are too big to overcome, look at Coach Hudy. A woman is dominating a man’s profession to the point where she is being acknowledged as the best in the country – pretty impressive.