Jan. 4, 2011
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- University of New Mexico Head Coach Mike Locksley announced the hiring of Vincent White and Ron Hudson Tuesday pending human resources approval. White will serve as the running backs coach, while Hudson will coach the offensive line and coordinate the running game.
"I'm pleased to announce the hiring of two outstanding coaches," said Locksley. "Both are proven winners with lots of experience. When I started this search, I wanted to find coaches that understood our goals and philosophies, had great work ethics and I found that in Vincent and Ron."
White has spent the previous four years at Southeast Missouri State where he served as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. White is a 1984 graduate of Stanford University and adds over 20 years of coaching experience.
White, running backs coach at Delaware State in 2005, is the former head coach of Division I-AA St. Mary's College (Calif.) before the school discontinued its football program in 2004. White previously served as running backs coach at Utah (2001-02), Arizona State (2000) and Pittsburgh (1997-99).
White's resume also includes assistant coaching positions at Mansfield University (2005), Southern Methodist (1995-96), Maryland (1994), Pacific (1990-93), Tennessee-Martin (1989) and Oregon Tech (1986-88).
White had an outstanding collegiate career for the Stanford Cardinal. A running back, White led all Division I-A players with 69 receptions in 1982. He was All-Pac 10 First Team and All-America Honorable Mention. White led the Cardinal with 15 touchdowns and 1,275 all-purpose yards.
Following his career at Stanford, White was a sixth-round draft pick by the New York Jets of the National Football League. He made the decision to turn down the offer and played for the Denver Gold of the United States Football League instead.
Hudson joins the UNM staff after serving as assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Louisiana Lafayette since 2005. Under his supervision, the Cajuns have produced one of the most dominating running games in the nation.
The Cajuns running game ranked 7th in 2005, 11th in 2006 and 7th in 2007. Hudson tutored an offensive line in 2005 that helped set a school record with 2,797 rushing yards and 34 rushing touchdowns. In addition, UL allowed only nine sacks - the fourth best total in the country.
That rushing record didn't stand long, as Hudson helped the 2007 Cajuns run for 3,019, including 1,000-yard rushing performances from quarterback Michael Desormeaux and running back Tyrell Fenroy. Louisiana became the first team in Sun Belt history to ever rush for over 3,000 yards. The offensive line ranked 19th nationally in fewest sacks allowed.
In three seasons, Hudson has seen seven All-Sun Belt performers along the offensive line, including three-time All-SBC tackle Jesse Newman. Newman was the third overall selection in the 2008 Canadian Football League Draft.
Fenroy has been the biggest piece to the Cajuns ground game, amassing 3,271 rushing yards via three 1,000-yard seasons. He is just the 16th player in NCAA history to have three 1,000-yard seasons as a junior and can become just the 7th player in NCAA history to post four 1,000-yard seasons.
Hudson came to UL after serving as the offensive line coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville. While at TAMU-Kingsville, Hudson coached three all-conference players, including Roy Stroud, who was a Division II All-American. In addition, TAMU-Kingsville was ranked as one of the top five Division II programs in the nation.
Prior to his appointment with the Javelinas, Hudson served on the football coaching staff at UTEP. He was the tight ends coach for two seasons, beginning in 2001.
Hudson was then promoted to the Miners defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator in 2003.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Hudson received bachelor's degrees in physical education and history from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio in 1987. Hudson added a master's in physical education from Louisville in 1992.
He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Louisville in 1991. Hudson has also enjoyed time at Illinois State, Urbana University, The Citadel, Lenoir Rhyne College, Kent State, Southeast Missouri and Bowling Green.