For more than 50 years, Rusty Hudson has been a driving force in Athletic Administration in the State of Georgia. Following his graduation from Hapeville High School where he lettered in baseball, football, basketball, and track; Hudson attended Wofford College and majored in History.
After a 4-year stint as a history teacher in Spartanburg, S.C, Hudson returned to At- Atlanta and taught in the Fulton County School system at Lakeshore High School and West Lake High School. He served as chairperson of the Social Studies Department for 16 years and was named “star” teacher twice during his career.
In 1990, Hudson was one of ten finalists for Georgia Teacher of the Year. During his twenty-three year career as a basketball coach, Hudson won 462 games, appeared in 7 “final fours” and won two State Championships. He was named Region Coach of the Year eight times and the State Coach of the Year twice. In 1997, Hudson was awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
As an Athletic Administrator, Hudson has served the student-athletes in Georgia in many capacities. He has been a Community Coach Certification instructor for 20 years, he is a certified instructor for the NIAAA/ GADA national certification program, and he has been a GHSA region secretary for more than 30 years. For his outstanding service, Hudson was named Region Athletic Director of the year in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2010. He was named AAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2005 and State Athletic Director of the Year in 2010.