Andrea Hudy re-joined the UConn women’s basketball program as the Director of Sports Performance for Women’s Basketball in May 2021. Hudy, who earned her master’s degree from UConn in 1999, returns to Storrs after previously working with the Huskies from 1995-2004, helping three teams capture eight NCAA Championships. She was the primary sport performance coach for the 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004 women’s basketball National Championships, as well as the 1999 and 2004 men’s basketball National Championships and the 2000 men’s soccer National Championship.
In 27 seasons of collegiate strength and conditioning coaching, Hudy has trained 51 former student-athletes who have gone on to play in the NBA and 21 who have gone on to play in the WNBA. Hudy spent the past two seasons as Head Coach of Basketball Strength and Conditioning at Texas. In her role with the Longhorns, she oversaw the strength and conditioning program from both the men’s and women’s basketball programs and was the primary sport performance coach for the men’s basketball team. Prior to Texas, Hudy spent 15 years as the strength and conditioning coach for Kansas men’s basketball. In her time with the team, the Jayhawks produced 35 NBA Draft picks, including 11 Lottery selections, and won the 2008 NCAA Championship.
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 graduated from Maryland, where she was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball, in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. She earned a master’s degree in sport biomechanics from UConn in 1999 and an MBA from Kansas in 2019.