Andrea Hudy

Asst Athletics Dir for Sport Performance
University of Kansas

Andrea Hudy joined the Kansas staff in 2004. Since her arrival, Hudy has handled the strength and conditioning responsibilities for men’s basketball and oversees the Anderson Strength and Conditioning Complex.

In 2017, the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) honored her with the Impact Award, given to an individual whose career has greatly contributed to the advancement of the national or international strength and conditioning or fitness industries. In 2014, her first book, Power Positions, was published. In 2013, Hudy was named the National College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the NSCA for her dedication to improving athletic performance with safe and effective science-based programs. In 2009, Hudy started the Midwest Sports Performance Conference which is an annual symposium at KU that focuses on importance of interaction between coach and athlete and the complexities of programming/training at all levels.

Including 28 Jayhawks who have been drafted, she has worked with 49 former student-athletes who went on to play in the NBA.

In addition to her success in developing collegiate athletes into professionals, Hudy has helped Kansas stay on the cutting edge of performance training. In 2012, KU became a signature school for the EliteForm training system. KU was also among the first to use the Sparta Science system to optimize players’ individual strength programs to improve performance and decrease chance of injury.

Hudy came to Kansas after nine years at Connecticut, working closely with the Huskies’ national champion men’s and women’s basketball teams. Hudy was part of eight national championship teams there.

A native of Huntingdon, PA, Hudy was a four-year letterwinner at Maryland and a member of the 1990 ACC volleyball championship team.

Hudy earned a BA in kinesiology at Maryland and her masters of art and sport biomechanics degree from Connecticut. She will complete her MBA in the Spring of 2019.

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