|Position:||Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Communications|
Carol Hudson, Jr. joined the Monarch family in 1985 as a Sports Information Director, and now serves as an Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Communications.
Carol is the primary communications contact for men’s soccer, men’s basketball, men’s/women’s golf and baseball programs. He is also the director in the daily operations of the office and staff assistants and students.
A 1972 graduate of Norfolk Catholic High School, Carol was the manager of his high school basketball team, which was coached by Ed Fraim (ODU '64), Old Dominion's former Assistant Athletic Director for Fundraising. He has been a fixture at ODU since his high school graduation, serving as a student manager for the university's baseball and basketball teams, as well as a graduate intern in the sports information office under the late Joe Law, the university's first full-time SID, from 1976-78. He also served as a deputy assistant for the Sheriff's Department in Chesapeake from 1979-81.
Carol has served the industry well for over 30 years, as the sports information director at Hampton University from 1981-85, and in the same capacity at Old Dominion University since 1985. Carol was a member of the CoSIDA board of directors for six years, and also served twice as the president of the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) and the president of the Black College Sports Information Directors. He is currently the chairman of the CoSIDA Scholarship Committee and was awarded the 25-year CoSIDA recognition in 2008. He is also a member and past president of Virginia (VaSID) and the Black Sports Information Director's of American (BCSIDA), as well as a member of the U.S. Baseball Writers Association.
Carol was named the 2014 VaSID (Virginia Sports Information Directors) Distinguished Service Award Winner, becoming only the third member of Old Dominion to win the award, joining Paul Webb in 1989 and Dr. Jim Jarrett in 2004.
In 2010, Carol was inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame, and in 2013 the media room at the Ted Constant Center was named after Hudson in honor of his service at Old Dominion.
Carol is a member of the ODU Hall of Fame Committee and is active with the department's Monarch Reachout community service program.
Born in Norfolk, Va., Carol graduated from Old Dominion University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in political science, and earned his Master’s degree from ODU in urban studies.