After graduating from Shenandoah University with a degree in Kinesiology, Brandy Hudson spent a few years working in public schools, then found a home at Randolph-Macon Academy in 1999, as the health and physical education (P.E.) teacher for all of the R-MA Middle School students in grades 6-8. In addition to her classes, she coached a variety of sports during her ten years at the middle school, including volleyball, basketball, and soccer.
“My goal when I’m teaching is to keep kids active in class and having fun,” she says. “I also participate in whatever we do in class to model the behavior. I try to lead a healthy lifestyle.” That type of lead-by-example attitude has earned the respect of her students and peers.
In 2009, Ms. Hudson was selected to be R-MA’s Assistant Athletic Director. She continues to teach and coach, in addition to handling much of the administrative work in the athletic department.
“I absolutely enjoy coaching,” she says. “I am passionate about it. I love seeing kids outside the classrooms, on the fields.” Whether she is working with an athlete who has never played the sport before or a seasoned veteran, Ms. Hudson hopes that what she teaches helps them develop a healthy lifestyle. “My ultimate goal would be to help all students find an athletic talent, to find something they enjoy.”
As the varsity girls’ soccer coach, Ms. Hudson provides a wealth of experience that benefits her young athletes. In addition to playing sports in high school and college, she spent three years as a player in the U.S. Women’s Interregional Soccer League. She has also been inducted into Shenandoah University’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Ms. Hudson was the 2002-03 Teacher of the Year and 2005-06 Mentor of the Year at R-MA. In 2013, she was named the Delany Athletic Conference Soccer Coach of the Year. She loves spending time with her two children, and also enjoys running, biking, and playing soccer.
- B.S., Shenandoah University
- Courses: Physical Education, Personal Fitness
- R-MA Mentor, Varsity Girls' Soccer Coach