The Assistant Athletics Director for Sport Performance at the University of Kansas who handled the strength and conditioning responsibilities for the Kansas men’s basketball team the last 15 years, Andrea Hudy enters her first season as Head Coach, Basketball Strength and Conditioning at The University of Texas. Hudy began her position at UT on Aug. 19, 2019. In her role at Texas, Hudy oversees the strength and conditioning program for both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs. She serves as the primary sport performance coach for the Men’s Basketball team. Hudy joined the Kansas staff in September 2004. During her 15 years in Lawrence, the Jayhawks posted a 449-97 (.822) record and advanced to 15-straight NCAA Tournaments. Kansas won one national championship (2008), reached the Final Four three times and qualified for the Sweet 16 nine times during Hudy’s 15 seasons. The Jayhawks also claimed 14 regular-season Big 12 Conference titles and eight league tournament championships in this span. Hudy developed 11 NBA Lottery selections and 24 NBA Draft picks in her 15 seasons at Kansas, including Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, the No. 1 and No. 3 overall selections in the 2014 NBA Draft. In 2017, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) honored Hudy 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 the summer of 2014, her book, Power Positions, was published. In January 2013, she 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. Hudy 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. Under her guidance, the Jayhawks were the first program to use the SpartaTrac™ system to optimize players’ individual strength programs to improve performance and decrease chance of injury. In 2009, Hudy started the Midwest Sports Performance Conference, an annual symposium which brings in many prominent figures in the strength and conditioning industry to the University of Kansas campus. The conference focuses not only on the importance of interaction between coach and athlete, but also on the complexities of programming and training throughout a season or seasons at all levels. Prior to her time at Kansas, Hudy spent nine-and-a-half years at the University of Connecticut, where she worked with the Huskies’ NCAA Champion men’s and women’s basketball programs. Hudy was a part of eight national championship teams while at UConn, including two men’s basketball, five women’s basketball and one men’s soccer. In her 25 seasons of collegiate strength and conditioning coaching, Hudy has worked with more than 50 former student-athletes who have gone on to play in the NBA. A native of Huntingdon, Pa., Hudy was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball at the University of Maryland (1990-93). During her freshman season, she was a member of the 1990 Atlantic Coast Conference championship team. Hudy graduated from Maryland in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology. She earned a Master of Arts degree in sport biomechanics from the University of Connecticut in 1999 and completed her MBA from the University of Kansas in May 2019. Hudy is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the NSCA and a USAW Level I Coach.