July 21, 2014
“Kevin has accomplished a great deal as both a student-athlete and coach at SMU,” McClements said. “He has been an invaluable part of our staff.”
During Hudson’s seven years on the Hilltop, the Mustangs have reached the NCAA Tournament on four occasions, advancing as far as the Elite Eight in 2010. In 2010 and 2012, SMU earned the Conference USA regular season title, and in 2011 the squad won the tournament championship. The Mustangs have amassed a 72-45-16 (.602) record during Hudson’s tenure as an assistant.
On the field, Hudson has helped mentor a pair of NSCAA All-America Second-Team selections, as well as 14 All-Region honorees. At the conference level, three student-athletes have been selected as Player of the Year, in addition to two Defensive Players of the Year, one Offensive Player of the Year and one Freshman of the Year. Also, 31 have been recognized as all-conference competitors.
In the classroom, there has been an NSCAA Scholar-Athlete All-America selection, three CoSIDA Academic All-America honorees, six CoSIDA All-District selections, 13 C-USA Academic Medal recipients and seven all-conference academic team award winners.
“His experiences as a coach and student-athlete make him a great role model and ambassador for the men’s soccer program as well as the university,” McClements added.
Hudson was a standout student-athlete with the Mustangs from 2000-03 and was a member of SMU’s 2000 College Cup team. In 2003, Hudson was an NSCAA/adidas All-Midwest Region First Team selection, as well as an All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team honoree. During his senior season, he was named to CollegeSoccerNews.com’s National Team of the Week on two occasions, and he was also selected as the MVC Tournament MVP that same season. For his efforts in the classroom, Hudson received CoSIDA Academic All-America First-Team honors, and was twice named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete squad. He also earned the MVC President’s Academic Excellence award in 2001.
“Kevin has earned this title and is very deserving of it,” McClements said. “We look forward to his continuing contributions to the men’s soccer program.”