Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Performance, University of Kansas
National Advisory Board
Andrea Hudy, the Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Performance, joined the Kansas staff in September 2004. Since her arrival at KU, Hudy has handled the strength and conditioning responsibilities for the KU men’s basketball team. Hudy oversees the Anderson Strength and Conditioning Complex for all KU sports.
In January 2013, Hudy was named the National College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for her dedication to improving athletic performance with safe and effective science-based programs. In summer of 2014, her first book, Power Positions, was published with the potential for more books in the future.
Including the 20 Jayhawks that have been drafted in the National Basketball Association, she has worked with 40 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 student-athletes stay on the cutting edge of performance training. In the summer of 2012, Kansas became a signature school for the EliteForm training system, which integrates technology into workout sessions. KU was also the first to use the SpartaTrac™ system to optimize players’ individual strength programs to improve performance and decrease chance of injury.
Hudy came to Kansas after nine-and-a-half years at the University of Connecticut, where she worked closely with the Huskies’ national champion men’s and women’s basketball teams. In all, Hudy was part of eight national championship teams while at Connecticut - two men’s basketball, five women’s basketball and one men’s soccer.
A native of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, Hudy was a four-year letter winner in volleyball at Maryland where she graduated in 1994. Her freshman season at Maryland, she was a member of the 1990 Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball championship team.
Hudy earned her bachelor of science degree in kinesiology at Maryland and her master’s of art and sport biomechanics degree from Connecticut. She is pursuing her MBA at KU. Additionally, she is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a USAW Level I Coach.