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Adam Hudson, who has coached All-America hurdlers in each of his first two years at UTSA, begins his third season as an assistant coach for the Roadrunners this spring. He tutors the program’s 400-meter sprinters, hurdlers, 1,600m relay team and women high jumpers
Last season, Hudson helped guide the Roadrunners men to their eighth consecutive indoor conference title in their lone appearance at the Western Athletic Conference Championships, while the women finished second and just missed their first league crown since 1994. Joshua Smith raced to second-team All-America honors in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and the indoor 1,600m relay of Nate Brunette, Darryl Wyrick, Smith and Christopher Hall raced to a conference title.
Hudson helped lead the UTSA men to a Southland Conference indoor/outdoor championship sweep in 2012 and the women recorded their best outdoor finish (second) in 15 years. He also guided Keyunta Hayes to outdoor All-America honors in the 400-meter hurdles. Hayes raced to a fourth-place finish in the national final (second-best national performance in program annals), won a total of three Southland Championships (60m hurdles/110m hurdles/400m hurdles), set a pair of outdoor school records and advanced to the semifinals of the United States Olympic Trials. In fact, the Roadrunners claimed the top three spots in the league’s 400m hurdles final, which is believed to be a first in conference history, and those three — Hayes, Wyrick and Smith — advanced to the NCAA Outdor Championships along with the squad’s 1,600m relay squad. All told, 12 of his athletes (seven women/five men) scored points in Southland competition in his first year in the Alamo City, including the five men who combined for 14 all-conference certificates.
Hudson sprent the previous seven years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Texas State. He coached the Bobcats’ multi-event athletes and jumpers in addition to serving as the program’s recruiting coordinator.
He mentored four Southland Conference award winners, 16 Southland Champions and four Texas State record holders in the combined events during his stay in San Marcos. Hudson also led three high jumpers to NCAA Championships berths.
After starting his coaching career in 2002 as Texas State’s head men’s cross country coach, he then was San Marcos Academy’s head track & field/cross country coach for two years.
A four-year letterwinner for the Bobcats, Hudson was a team captain his final two years. He won the 2002 Southland Championship in the 400-meter hurdles, earned all-league honors seven times and set a Texas State record in the 400m hurdles.
He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics in 2002 and added a master’s degree in sports administration five years later.
The Bay City native is a Level II USA Track & Field (USATF) coach in jumps and combined events, as well as an instructor for Level I USATF coaches’ education.
Hudson is married to the former Eloise Martin and the couple has a daughter, Cora.