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Herman Hudson is in his 13th season (2016-17) at SMU; his seventh as Director of Public Relations. He handles day-to-day public relations for men’s basketball and assists with football.
Additionally, Hudson helps coordinate video streaming of SMU events and helps manage the social networking presence for SMU Athletics.
He joined the Mustangs after three seasons as the Director of Public Relations and Broadcasting for the Dallas Sidekicks. With the Sidekicks, he served as the team spokesman and handled all aspects of the radio and television agreements. He is also in his 17th season with the Dallas Mavericks gameday operations and has been on the official stat crew since the 2005-06 season.
Hudson went to the Sidekicks after spending the 2000 National Football League season with the Indianapolis Colts Public Relations staff. He spent the previous two years in the Indiana University sports information office.
Hudson has also assisted at many NCAA and conference championship events, including the NCAA Division I men's basketball championships in 1999, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011 (Final Four) and 2014 (Final Four); Division I women's basketball regionals in 1998, 2007 and 2011; and the 2008 men’s soccer College Cup. He was the media director at the 1999 Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament and the assistant media coordinator for the 1999 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships. He previously assisted with media relations at the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Elite Eight in Louisville, Ky., from 1998-2000 and the NCAA Division I & II Indoor Track & Field Championships in Indianapolis in 1998 and 1999.
Prior to Indiana University, Hudson attended the College of Mount Saint Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio. There he played football for three seasons and baseball for two seasons while majoring in chemistry. Hudson has a B.S. in kinesiology from Indiana University. He was born in August 1974, in Indianapolis, Ind. He and his wife Stefanie have three sons: Luke (2011), Grant (2016) and Blake (2016). They were married in May 2006 and reside in Richardson.