Coach Chris Hudson came to Boswell High School as a Spanish and English teacher in 1996. He had just graduated from a theological seminary in Fort Worth and was serving as pastor of a tiny church that did not have the financial means to fully support a minister, and he needed a job to provide for his family. Chris had served in teaching roles with children and youth every since high school, and his parents were both teachers, so he figured it would be a good fit. Coach Hudson took over the swim program in 1998. Aside from four years (2002-2006) that he spent in Honduras with his family as a missionary, he has been firmly attached to Boswell High School, and he will "bleed blue and gold until he dies". Chris loves working with young people, and few things in life make him happier than encouraging a teenager to succeed in life, academics, and athletics.
He is originally from a small town in south Texas between Corpus Christi and Mexico called Kingsville (home and headquarters of the King Ranch). His parents taught at a private boarding school outside of Kingsville, and they lived on campus, so from age four he had year-round access to a gymnasium and a 25-yard pool. He took full advantage of both, and he had a love for all sports from an early age. He played soccer, baseball, basketball, and football through middle school. By high school, he came to focus primarily on basketball. Chris did run track (100 meters and high jump) and play two years of tennis in high school, but basketball was his greatest athletic passion. His Bachelor’s degree is in English and Spanish from Texas A & M-Kingsville, where he participated fervently in intramural basketball and swimming. He came to Fort Worth in 1992 to study at Southwestern Seminary, where he received a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages in December of 1995.
Coach Hudson is married to the former Monica Flores, a nurse practitioner for a family practice clinic in southwest Fort Worth, and they have three children in the school district. Outside of teaching and coaching, his passions are playing the piano and guitar, reading, traveling, ornithology (yes, he's a bird watcher!), and spending time with his family.