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Longtime Kansas Hoops Staffer Leaving For Big 12 Rival

Tristan Thompson taking the tipoff for Texas.

LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 22: Tristan Thompson #13 of the Texas Longhorns wins the opening tip-off over Markieff Morris #21 of the Kansas Jayhawks during the game on January 22, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

For nearly 15 years, Andrea Hudy has worked in the Kansas basketball team's strength and conditioning department. Now her time in Lawrence appears to be coming to an end, but it won't be long before she sees her former bosses again.

According to The Kansas City Star, Hudy is leaving Kansas to take an unspecified job with the rival Texas Longhorns. Head coach Bill Self confirmed Hudy's announcement. Per the report, Texas has not yet confirmed the hire, but could do so on Friday.

Hudy leaves nearly 15 years to the day after she was hired in September 2004. Prior to joining the Jayhawks, Hudy worked nine years as men’s and women’s basketball strength coach at UConn.

Her work in strength and conditioning started soon after she graduated from Maryland in 1994. She was a four-year letter-winner in volleyball.

Andrea Hudy's work at Kansas has received national recognition in her field. In 2013, she was named National College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Losing a staff member as respected as Hudy is one thing, but losing her to a top rival in the Big 12 makes it sting even more. If any of the players or coaches want to see her again, chances are they'll get their opportunity in early-2020. [The Kansas City Star] UPDATE: The Longhorns have confirmed the hiring of Andrea Hudy as head coach of basketball strength and conditioning.