A 2003 graduate of Washington State University, Jason Dudley returned to his alma mater in 2016-17 and enters his second season as the strength and conditioning coach for WSU men’s basketball in 2017-18.
Dudley came to Washington State from Central Washington University where he started the school’s first full-time strength and conditioning program, joining the Wildcats in January of 2014. In addition to directing the strength and conditioning program and its growth, Dudley was the head strength coach for football, volleyball, soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and men’s rugby. He joined CWU after serving as the Head Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) Coach and Manager for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Dudley, who had been at the NSCA since 2011, oversaw all aspects of strength and conditioning for Special Forces Military groups, the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) SWAT team, FBI Denver SWAT team members and individual Law Enforcement and Firefighter personnel. Jason also oversaw all aspects of the NSCA’s TSAC educational program. During his time at the NSAC Dudley was awarded the Citizens Award by the CSPD for his service with the Police Academy class, which recorded their greatest improvement in physical testing measures.
Dudley served as a member of the TSAC certification development committee, which developed the nationally recognized TSAC-F certification. He also wrote and implemented the first physical testing standard for the CSPD Bomb Squad. During his tenure with the NSCA Dudley presented at national and international strength and conditioning conferences for Military and Law Enforcement personnel.
Dudley also has experience in the NFL (Indianapolis Colts 2010-2011 season), the Big East Conference (University of Connecticut June-August 2009), NHL (Phoenix Coyotes prospect camp July 2009), as well as working individually with professional MMA fighters, Soccer players, USOC Judo players and Miss Washington 2009.
Dudley earned his master’s degree in Human Movement and Performance from Western Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Washington State University.