Travis Hudson joins college national team coaching staff for summer

WKU women’s head coach Travis Hudson cheers on his team as they play against Tennessee State on Tuesday in Diddle Arena.

Sophie Austin

WKU Volleyball head coach Travis Hudson will once again join the USA Volleyball’s Collegiate National Team’s coaching staff in Anaheim, California, this summer.

Hudson began his involvement with USA Volleyball in the summer of 2017, when he was an assistant coach to the USA Women’s Junior National Training Team.

“It is an honor to be chosen to work with USA Volleyball again this summer,” Hudson said in a press release. “More than anything, it speaks to the level of respect that is held for WKU Volleyball and what our kids have been able to accomplish. I look forward to working alongside some of the top players and coaches in the country and at the same time representing Western Kentucky University.”


From June 23-29, the Collegiate National Team will train at the American Sports Center in Anaheim, with a public Red-Blue scrimmage being held on June 28. There will also be opportunities for the players and staff of the CNT to work side-by-side with Team USA.

Hudson has coached 23 seasons on the Hill, where he has accumulated an overall record of 610-213. Last season, he became the 19th active Division I coach to win 600 matches, 58th to do it in DI volleyball history and the first to do it in Conference USA.

All of WKU’s 11 NCAA Tournament appearances have come with Hudson at the helm. Under Hudson WKU has also claimed 14 regular season conference titles and nine conference tournament championships.

Reporter Sophie Austin can be reached at 270-745-2653 and [email protected].