Omaha Women’s Basketball Staff Update

Head women’s basketball coach Carrie Banks announced the addition of Autumn Rademacher and Darryl Hudson as assistant coaches to her staff at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

Rademacher joins the Maverick staff from Youngstown State, where she served as an assistant coach for the Penguins in 2019-20. She has spent every season since 1993-94 at the Division I level as either a student-athlete, assistant coach or head coach. Of those 27 seasons, 15 have come in the Horizon League, and 12 have resulted in postseason appearances.

“I believe we got a steal in attracting a coach of Autumn’s caliber to Omaha, and I am excited to be working alongside her again,” said Banks. “I have known her for over 20 years, and she is one of the hardest working, most talented coaches in the game. She is a proven winner with 20-plus years of coaching expertise and recruiting experience that will bring great energy and insight to our program. I am thrilled to welcome her to the Maverick family as I know she will have a great impact.”

Prior to her time at Youngstown State, Rademacher spent four seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Arkansas State. During her time in Jonesboro, Ark., A-State went 27-6 (19-1 Sun Belt Conference) to win the 2015-16 regular season title and earn a WNIT berth.

Rademacher served as the head coach at her alma mater, Detroit Mercy, from 2008-15, and was named Horizon League Coach of the Year in 2010. She won 101 games – the most by any coach in program history – and her teams earned three victories over top-25 opponents. Rademacher led UDM to a WNIT appearance in 2011-12, and the Titans won the Women’s Basketball Invitational postseason tournament in 2012-13. Her teams finished with back-to-back 20-win seasons over that span.

Rademacher was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Green Bay from 2004-08, helping the Phoenix to two NCAA Tournament bids and two WNIT appearances. She spent her first seven seasons as an assistant at Western Michigan from 1997-2004, serving on the Bronco bench during a run to the 2003 NCAA Tournament and three WNIT berths.

As a player, Rademacher led Detroit Mercy to the program’s only NCAA Tournament appearance as a senior in 1996-97. She earned first-team All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference (now the Horizon League) as both a junior and senior, and she still ranks among the top five in Titans history in career points, assists, 3-pointers and games started.

“I am extremely excited to join the women’s basketball staff at Omaha under the direction of head coach Carrie Banks,” said Rademacher. “Coach Banks has coached and had great success at every level in our profession. I have witnessed her ability to coach, recruit and develop players first hand and know that she will bring excitement, enthusiasm and a style of play that the Omaha community will be very proud of. I am so grateful for the opportunity to join the Maverick family and assist Coach Banks in creating a championship culture on and off the floor.”

Hudson joins the Maverick staff after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Jackson State, where he helped guide the program to a SWAC regular season title in 2019-20. JSU recorded a 16-2 conference mark, achieved the best start in program history at 14-0 and had three Lady Tigers earn all-conference honors, including one named SWAC Defensive Player of the Year.

“I am beyond excited to add Darryl Hudson to our staff,” said Banks. “He is an elite skill developer and basketball mind that brings great energy and passion for the game. He is certainly a rising star in our profession. He has a wealth of experience both as a player and as a coach that I am looking forward to our players learning from. He will have an immediate impact on our program, and I am thrilled to welcome him to the Maverick family.”

Prior to his time at Jackson State, Hudson coached at NAIA University of Michigan Dearborn in 2017-18. He helped guide his team to a Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Championship for the first time in program history. The program also saw its first NAIA Top-25 ranking and national tournament appearance.

Hudson played collegiately at Howard where he was a 1,000-point scorer, ranked seventh all-time in scoring and led his program with the most trips to the free throw line. Hudson also played professionally across Europe and New Zealand from 2007-13. He was also the CEO of his AAU Club, Hudson Elite, where he was a basketball trainer and skills development coach.

“I would like to thank Carrie Banks, Trev Alberts and the athletic staff for the opportunity to become a Maverick,” said Hudson. “With much gratitude I stand firm and eager to obtain success on the court and in the community. Hard work is undefeated.”

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