Hudl 100: High­light­ing Key Play­ers in Sports & Technology

The world of sports is brim­ming with inspi­ra­tional fig­ures. Take a minute to help us cel­e­brate the 100 most deserv­ing indi­vid­u­als, teams and orga­ni­za­tions of the year. 

Sport has the pow­er to change the world.” – Nel­son Mandela 

The trans­for­ma­tive and uni­fy­ing pow­er of sports can inspire com­mu­ni­ties and empow­er indi­vid­u­als from all walks of life. 

How else do you explain every cit­i­zen in Ice­land tun­ing in to see their nation­al soc­cer team upset Eng­land in this year’s Euro Cup? Or LeBron James and com­pa­ny turn­ing a city’s men­tal­i­ty on its head by putting an end to decades of sports mis­ery

From youth sports to the high­est lev­els of com­pe­ti­tion, Hudl has helped teams and ath­letes win by pro­vid­ing them with the tools to improve. What we’ve learned over the past decade is that the sports com­mu­ni­ty is brim­ming with sto­ries of tri­umph and inspi­ra­tion. But these sto­ries aren’t exclu­sive to pro­fes­sion­al fran­chis­es and senior nation­al teams. 

They’re hap­pen­ing in your neigh­bor­hood – dri­ven by peo­ple just like you. 

To spot­light these achieve­ments, we’re pro­fil­ing 100 indi­vid­u­als, teams and orga­ni­za­tions that have recent­ly made a sig­nif­i­cant impact in at least one of the fol­low­ing prin­ci­ples we val­ue most at Hudl: 

  1. Edu­cate – you help teams and ath­letes improve through instruction 
  2. Cel­e­brate – you pub­licly acknowl­edge suc­cess­es achieved through sports 
  3. Inspire – you moti­vate the sports com­mu­ni­ty to take a desired action 

How did we decide on the 100 pro­files to be includ­ed in this feature? 

It wasn’t easy. We sur­veyed Hudl employ­ees and select mem­bers of the sports com­mu­ni­ty for nom­i­na­tions, ulti­mate­ly fea­tur­ing the 100 nom­i­nees with the most votes across the fol­low­ing categories:

  • Coach­es & Administrators 
  • Ath­letes
  • Orga­ni­za­tions & Associations
  • Teams
  • Data Ana­lysts & Video Coordinators
  • Sports Media
  • Tech­nol­o­gy 

Now, we’re thrilled to present to you the first ever Hudl 100

The leaders of change for programs and organizations, these individuals guide players and teams to heights never imagined. 

01

Rick Tune

Educated students and players on the importance of teamwork. 

02

Tony Dungy

Educated coaches and athletes about effective leadership techniques. 

03

Pete Carroll

Educated individuals about how they can be the best person possible through speaking engagements, applications and training sessions. 

04

Dave Cisar

Educated youth football coaches on how to run effective programs with healthy environments.

05

Lou Marinelli

Motivated his peers to embrace technology in sports. 

06

Mark Caldwell

Educated golfers through video analysis. 

07

Jen Welter

Inspired female athletes to challenge themselves to leave a lasting legacy.

08

Sam Rapoport

Knocked down barriers for female football players and fans. 

09

Tuffy Latour

Embraced the power of video analysis as a way to improve player technique. 

10

Steven Allen

Educated the water polo community on the importance of technology in the sport. 

11

Bobby Carr

Exhibited great determination when he decided to leave a powerhouse behind to pursue a new challenge. 

12

Joe Daniel

Educated the football community through engaging content. 

13

John Marinelli

Encouraged the adoption of technology related to video review and statistical analysis.

14

Brandon Houston

Fostered conversations between thousands of coaches. 

15

Eric Fisher

Drove interest in American Football in Mexico through technology and inspired students to seek higher education. 

16

Neil Hope

Stressed the importance of video in player development. 

17

Geoff Meyer

Fostered collaboration and conversation with key leaders in youth football. 

18

Michael Breed

Educated golfers through engaging instruction and entertaining analysis. 

19

Dub Maddox

Educated the football community on effective training and scheme tactics. 

20

Alex Benson

Celebrated the athletic achievements of youth football coaches and athletes. 

21

Anthony Stone

Expanded the reach of American football.

22

Drew Galbraith

Educated the sports community about progressive professional development techniques.

23

Shaka Smart

Inspired athletes through uplifting motivational tactics. 

24

Kim Ewe

Established and developed American football across Europe. 

25

Jonathan Branch

Educated players and coaches about the importance of video in personal development. 

These players are the living embodiment of grit and grind, redefining what it means to be an athlete. 

Formed to empower communities, these groups work to help members and fans navigate the ever-changing sports landscape. 

These teams find innovative ways to overcome common challenges, inspiring the sports community in the process. 

No detail is too small for this group. These select professionals are changing the way you view advanced stats and video analysis. 

There’s never enough time in the day to keep track of everything that goes down in the world of sports – these outlets package the most relevant stories and trends to keep us all informed. 

These companies are changing the way athletes prepare and games are played. The world of technology-driven sports is here to stay. 

Do you or someone you know work tirelessly to educate, celebrate or inspire the sports community?

Fill us in.