Hudson ‘thrilled to death’ to be back with Auburn baseball

AUBURN, Alabama—One of the most decorated players in Auburn baseball history and a winner of 222 games in the major leagues, Tim Hudson has plenty of things he could be doing other than joining Butch Thompson’s staff as the volunteer assistant and pitching coach, but Hudson says he is in the perfect place at the perfect time for his new assignment.

Retiring from baseball five seasons ago, Hudson has worked to continue to build the Hudson Family Foundation with his wife Kim and he has also coached his son in baseball, but he was looking for more.

When Steve Smith made the move back to the head coaching ranks by taking over the Tennessee Tech program, Thompson made the only move he even considered and that was to Hudson. A student of the game as a player, Hudson has continued to bring that to the field as Auburn’s pitching coach and it’s something he said he is excited about with the Tigers just over a week away from opening day.

“I just enjoy being able to help out the boys, and try to get them better both on and off the field,” Hudson said. “I’ve always been a big supporter of Auburn baseball and everything that we’ve had going on here since I left…

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