Alabama reassigns women's hoops coach Hudson

By The Sports Network
April 22, 2013 - 4:03pm

Tuscaloosa, AL (Sports Network) - The Alabama Crimson Tide have reassigned women's head basketball coach Wendell Hudson to an administrative role, university director of athletics Bill Battle announced on Monday.

Hudson, who just completed his fifth season at the helm, will not return as the coach for the 2013-14 season.

Since taking over in 2008, the Crimson Tide have recorded a 68-87 overall record, with just a 14-64 mark in Southeastern Conference play. Alabama finished 2-14 in the conference this past season, while going 13-18 overall.

"Today's decision is a mutual one between Wendell and me," Battle said. "We have had several discussions over the last few weeks that led to this decision. Wendell has been an excellent ambassador for Alabama Athletics for many years, and I am pleased that he will continue to serve in that manner for us while also contributing to our ongoing mission in a variety of other ways as well."

Hudson played forward for Alabama from 1970-73 and became the first African- American scholarship student-athlete at the university.

The search for a new head coach will begin immediately.