Kim Wudi enters her tenth season as head volleyball coach in 2016-2017 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The blugolds finished their 2015-2016 season placing 4th in the WIAC with a 4-3 record, and a 27-10 record overall. They then went on to the NCAA Regional Tournament where they advanced to the second round.
Wudi is a two-time WIAC Coach of the Year recipient (2010-2008 co-coach). She currently ranks 11th on the All-Time WIAC wins list with 214 and a win percentage of .665. Under Wudi the Blugolds have tied for WIAC championships in 2008, 2010, and 2011. They tied for second in 2007, 2012, and 2013, and tied for third in 2009. The Blugolds have advanced in seven out of her first nine seasons, first round in 2007 and 2011, second round in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2015. In 2013 Wudi led the team to its 15th consecutive season with 20 or more wins.
Between 1996-1999 Wudi (then Kim Arndt) played for the Blugolds. The team compiled a 101-40 record and Wudi served as a two-time team co-captain. She is a three-time All-Conference pick and named first team CoSIDA Academic All-American. In her four years she earned four team awards: 1996 Rookie of the Year, Hustle Award, and two-time Most Dedicated Award. She also is a two-time Blugold Super Six Award recipient, which is awarded to top six student athletes who excel on and off the court/field and classroom.
Wudi served as director for the Eau Claire Air Volleyball Club between 2006 and 2011. She has been with the club as a volunteer since 1997 and now serves as consultant to the club.
In 2006 Wudi received the USA Volleyball Robert L. Lindsey Meritorious Service Award. She earned the USA Volleyball Service Award for Outstanding Female Coach in 2005. She has been a part of the Northwest Regional Representation, Badger Region Volleyball Board of Directors since 2012 and is a part of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III Head Coaches Committee. Wudi earned her USA Volleyball CAP Level II Coaching Certification. She is also a Badger Region Volleyball IMPACT instructor.
Wudi graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2000 from UW-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and she received one of the university’s Outstanding Senior awards. She earned her Master of Education in Professional Development degree from UW-Eau Claire in 2009.
Wudi taught at Eau Claire Memorial High School from 2003-2007, where she served as assistant volleyball coach for two years. She also taught science at Durand High School from 2001-2003 and coached varsity volleyball for two years.
She is married to Jason and they have two daughters, Layla (6) and Sophia (1 1/2).