Alabama Women’s Basketball coach Wendell Hudson has resigned as coach of the team and will take an administrative position at the University. Hudson played for Coach C. M. Newton from 1970-73. In five seasons as the Alabama coach, he compiled a 68-87 record overall and went 14-64 in conference play. His third UA team reached the NIT semi-finals. Hudson had served as an assistant at Alabama, Rice, Ole Miss and Baylor and as head coach at the community college level prior to stepping in at Alabama.
New AD Bill Battle will embark on his first coaching search at the Capstone only a few weeks into his administration. Some pundits speculate that he could look down the street to Shelton State and hire UA grad Madonna Thompson to step in at Alabama. With the recent success in multiple sports at UA, others believe Battle will conduct a nationwide search and bring in a proven name for the program. No names have officially been mentioned as the coaching search begins.
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