Greg Hudson
Greg Hudson

Position:
Defensive Coordinator



09/26/2013

Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.

03/22/2013

Spring Practice Update - Day Three

Boilermaker All-Access talked to Greg Hudson, Danny Etling, and Frankie Williams after practice.

01/18/2013

Hazell Announces Six Assistant Coaches

Darrell Hazell has announced the first six members of his coaching staff at Purdue.

Greg Hudson is in his second season as the defensive coordinator at Purdue.

Prior to Purdue, Hudson was the assistant head coach and linebackers coach with Florida State the previous three seasons. While in Tallahassee, Hudson helped improve FSU from 108th in total defense the year prior to his arrival to second among all Football Bowl Subdivision teams in 2012 (only BCS national champion Alabama had a higher rated defense). Christian Jones, a second team All-ACC linebacker in 2012, finished the season with a team-high 95 total tackles, including 48 solo stops and seven tackles for loss. From 2009 to 2011, Hudson charge Nigel Bradham became the first Seminole in 20 years to lead the team in tackles for three consecutive seasons. Bradham was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.

Hudson joined the Florida State staff after spending five seasons as the defensive coordinator at East Carolina.

He also has extensive ties to the Midwest, having served as the defensive coordinator at Minnesota (2000-04), as an assistant at Cincinnati (1997-2000) and a graduate assistant at his alma mate,r Notre Dame (1993).

Hudson has coached in the postseason in 13 of his 23 years as a collegiate coach (12 bowls, one NCAA Division III tournament), including FSU's 31-10 win over Northern Illinois in the 2013 Discover Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.

Hudson graduated from Notre Dame in 1990, where he played linebacker for the Fighting Irish and catcher on the baseball team. He added a master's degree from the University of Redlands in 2000.

Quoting Coach Hazell - "Greg brings a high level of energy and expertise to our defense. He is an extremely bright coach that proven the ability to stop multiple offensive schemes in a number of the top conferences. His passion for improvement, wealth of football knowledge and vast recruiting skills to bring in top talent makes him a great fit for our staff at Purdue."