Auburn legend, Atlanta Braves great Tim Hudson leaving AU baseball staff to coach son's HS team
Tim Hudson is leaving the Auburn baseball staff, the program announced. Hudson, an AU legend, will coach his son as the head coach at Lee-Scott Academy, where his son will be a high school senior.
“Auburn University has been special to my family and I for nearly three decades, and I couldn’t thank Butch and his staff more for the opportunity to give back to the program during the last three seasons,” Hudson said in a release. “Being able to help lead these young men back to Omaha was something I will cherish forever.
“We have two daughters attending Auburn this fall, and our son will be a senior in high school. It is time for me to devote my time and energy to my family during this important and busy season of their lives,” Hudson added. “Auburn baseball is in great hands, and I look forward to cheering them on from Plainsman Park. War Eagle!”
Auburn head coach announced that Daron Schoenrock will replace Hudson as pitching coach.
“The whole college baseball world recognizes Tim’s enhanced legacy as our pitching coach the last three seasons,” Thompson said via the official website. “At the end of the day, he earned his Auburn degree and helped lead our program back to the College World Series. No former student-athlete has given more back to their university, and Tim’s desire to work hard every day is an amazing example to respect and strive for.
“I could not be more excited to welcome my college pitching coach to our staff at Auburn,” Thompson added. “Daron and his wife Carol have impacted so many along their baseball journey. He is an elite teacher with an incredible track record. Our pitchers will be cared for and developed at the highest rate possible in college baseball.”
Auburn went 43-22 in 2022, reaching the College World Series in Omaha. Hudson, 47, played at Auburn from 1994-to-1997, earning SEC Player of the Year and consensus All-American recognition in his final season. He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics and played there from 1999-to-2004. He was with the Atlanta Braves from 2005-to-2013 and finished his MLB career with the San Francisco Giants (2014-15).