Herman Hudson is a former Glynn Academy golf coach who established the Red Terrors as a high school power in Georgia during his long tenure with the program.
Hudson coached at Glynn from 1967 through 1995 when he retired after 28 years at the school. He led the Terrors to eight state championships including three straight from 1987-89 while also winning 19 region championships. He also steered Glynn to four runner-up finishes in the state tournament.
Hudson was named State Coach of the Year after each of his eight state title runs with the Terrors and was named the Region Coach of the Year following each of his region-championship seasons. He was also a nominee for the National High School Golf Coach of the Year in 1986 and was named the National High School Athletics Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year in 1994. Hudson compiled a 473-36 match record while coaching the Terrors.
In addition to coaching golf, Hudson also served as Glynn’s head boys basketball coach from 1968 through 1979 while also coaching football during his time at the school, starting out as the quarterbacks and receivers coach before serving as offense coordinator from 1979 through his final season in 1994.
Hudson was inducted in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2008. He has served on the board of directors for the Glynn County Sports Hall of Fame since its inception in 2011.
A native of Gainesville, Hudson was a 1960 graduate of North Hall High School, where he was a standout three-sport athlete, playing baseball, basketball and football. He was named all-state in baseball and played in the North-South All-Star Game. He would receive a scholarship to play both basketball and baseball at Valdosta State College, where he played guard on the basketball team for two years while pitching for the baseball team for four years.
After serving one year as a student assistant coach for the Valdosta State baseball team, Hudson began his career in teaching and coaching, spending his first two years at Telfair County and Decatur County before coming to Glynn County where he would spend the remainder of his career.
Since his retirement, Hudson has continued to reside in Brunswick with his wife Dawne who also is a retired local educator.