Wendell Hudson

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Wendell Hudson
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1951-04-16) April 16, 1951 (age 66)
Birmingham, Alabama
Playing career
1969–1973 Alabama
Position(s) Forward
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974–1979 Alabama (asst.)
1979–1982 North Alabama (asst.)
1982–1985 Rice (asst.)
1983–1985 Ole Miss (asst.)
1985–1986 Baylor (asst.)
1986–2003 McLennan CC AD, Women HC
2001–2003 McLennan CC Men HC
2008–2013 Alabama
Head coaching record
Overall 68–87

Wendell Hudson (born (1951-04-16)April 16, 1951) is a retired American basketball player and former Associate Athletics Director for Alumni Relations and the former head women's basketball coach of Alabama Crimson Tide women's basketball. In 1969, Hudson signed for Alabama coach C.M. Newton and thus became the first African-American scholarship athlete in any sport at the University of Alabama. On April 22, 2013, Hudson resigned after he served five seasons as head coach of the Alabama women's basketball team.[1] He now serves in an administrative role in the athletic department.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Alabama (Southeastern Conference) (2008–2013)
2008–09 Alabama 13–17 1–13 12th
2009–10 Alabama 12–18 4–12 11th
2010–11 Alabama 18–15 5–11 10th WNIT
2011–12 Alabama 12–19 2–14 11th
2012–13 Alabama 13–18 2–14 T–13th
Alabama: 68–87 14–64
Total: 68–87 (.439)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Personal life[edit]

He is married to the former Belinda Urivie and has five children; Traci, Tasha, Michelle, David and Hawvy.


  1. ^ Kausler, Jr., Don (April 22, 2013). "Alabama women's basketball coach Wendell Hudson steps down". AL.com. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 

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