Andrea Hudy

About Andrea Hudy

Andrea Hudy is in her 28th year as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach. She just completed her first year back at the University of Connecticut, where she directly oversees the sports performance program for the women’s basketball program. Before UConn, she was the Head Coach for men’s and women’s basketball strength and conditioning at the University of Texas for two years, overseeing S&C for both programs and serving as the primary sport performance coach for the men’s basketball team.

From 2004–2019, Coach Hudy was the Assistant Athletic Director for Sport Performance at the University of Kansas. During her time 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.

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. She published Power Positions in 2014 and was named the National College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the NSCA in 2013. In 2009, Hudy started the Midwest Sports Performance Conference, an annual symposium that brings many prominent figures in the S&C industry to the University of Kansas campus.

Prior to her time at Kansas, Coach Hudy spent 9+ 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 at UConn, including two men’s basketball, five women’s basketball, and one men’s soccer.


Hudy earned a B.S. in Kinesiology from Maryland in 1994, an M.A. in Sport Biomechanics from UConn in 1999, and an MBA from the University of Kansas in 2019. She has started her Ph.D. in Exercise Science at UConn and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the NSCA.