Audrey Ludwig joined the Maryland coaching staff on Feb. 11, 2013.
Ludwig arrives at Maryland after three seasons as head coach at Division III Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., where she led the Pipers to an 18-12 finish in the 2012, the second-most wins in program history. Ludwig led the program in all aspects including its recruiting efforts.
"I believe Audrey will be a tremendous asset to the Maryland volleyball program," said Horsmon. "She has a passion for the game that gets people excited immediately, and we think there's a lot to be excited for in the direction of our program. Audrey has run all aspects of her own program, is a self-starter and an extremely competitive person. That competitiveness coupled with her outgoing and confident personality will make her a force in recruiting.
"We couldn't be happier that Audrey will be joining our staff. We were looking for a coach with a strong work ethic and one who could have an immediate impact on our program. I believe we have found that coach."
Prior to her three-year stint at Hamline, Ludwig returned to her alma mater, St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., in 2008. There, she served as assistant women's basketball coach for two seasons and assistant volleyball coach for one season. In 2009 with the volleyball team, Ludwig and the Oles went 27-5 and finished third in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).
While working with the volleyball program, Ludwig served as the primary offensive coach and headed up recruiting efforts.
Ludwig has extensive coaching experience at the club level. From 2004-07, Ludwig was the head coach for the Northfield Junior Olympic Volleyball Club working directly with the 16-and 17-year old teams. In November of 2007, she became the head coach for the Minnesota Select Volleyball club and helped the 18-2s earn a bid to nationals.
Ludwig began her collegiate coaching career at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn., in 2007 as an assistant and spent two seasons with the program.
A four-year starter at St. Olaf, Ludwig was a three-time All-MIAC selection and finished her career with 4,221 assists, which ranks fourth all-time in school history and 10th in MIAC history.
Ludwig earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from St. Olaf in 2007 and a master's degree in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota in 2008.