Andrea Hudy, Assistant Athletics Director for Sport Performance, University of Kansas
in conversation with Robert Capps, Deputy Editor, WIRED
Break: 3:30 - 4:00 pm EST
Robert Capps is head of editorial at WIRED, where he oversees editorial content on all platforms, including the magazine, WIRED.com, and live events. In his 11-year career at WIRED he earned 12 National Magazine Award nominations, spearheaded the programing for business, health, and design live events, ran large multimedia projects, edited award-winning magazine features, and ran every part of the print publication. His 2009 article “Why Things Fail,” won the Gerald Loeb award for outstanding business writing, and his article “The Good Enough Revolution,” was noted by The New York Times as one of the best big ideas of the year, and was discussed in publications from The Economist to The New Yorker.
Andrea Hudy is the strength and conditioning coach for the University of Kansas men’s basketball team. Since she joined the storied Division I team in 2004, the Jayhawks have won six Big 12 Conference championships; in 2008 they won the NCAA national championship. She has implemented a cutting-edge training program at Kansas, using advanced technologies to optimize workouts for each athlete and analyze their performance—for instance, with computer vision systems that measure instantaneous power and velocity, crucial metrics that were previously impossible to quantify. Before joining Kansas, Hudy spent a decade at the University of Connecticut, where she trained eight national championship teams, including five in women’s basketball. In January 2013, she was named the National College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.