Chelsea Hudson joined the Tennessee State women’s basketball as an assistant coach in July 2019.
Hudson, who played four seasons at Tennessee State from 2011-15, is the program’s 11thall-time leading scorer. She also led TSU to an OVC Championship and NCAA berth in 2015.
A 2019 WBCA Thirty Under 30 honoree, Hudson came to Tennessee State following two years as an assistant coach at Panola College in Texas. In her first year with Panola, the Fillies were the Region XIV regular season champions and earned an NJCAA National Tournament At Large Bid. Panola College also ranked 19th in the nation during the 2017-18 campaign.
Prior to joining the Panola staff, Hudson had a successful stint with Pearl Cohn High School in Nashville, Tenn. Hudson helped lead the girl’s basketball team to a 25-5 record in 2016-17 while clinching a TSSAA Class AA State appearance for only the second time in school history. Hudson was named District 10-AA Assistant Coach of the Year after coaching the Lady Firebirds to TSSAA Class AA State runner up, Region 5-AA Runner Up, District 10-AA Tournament Champions, and District 10-AA Regular Season Champions.
As an undergrad with the TSU women’s basketball team, Hudson's accolades included All-OVC Tournament team, two-time All-OVC second-team, BoxtoRow All American and two-time BoxtoRow National Player of the Week. Hudson was also nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award and was named the TSU Female Athlete of the Year in 2015.
A native of Midland, Texas, Chelsea graduated with a bachelor of science in Health Science from Tennessee State in 2013 before earning a master’s in Education in 2015.