Seventh-year Director of Football Operations Jeff Rudy is involved with almost every aspect of the program that occurs outside the sidelines. Coordinating the logistics of the football program and overseeing the football budget are his two primary responsibilities, but Rudy also assists with recruiting, team travel, camps and clinics, marketing and public relations, special functions and administrative projects.
Rudy, who has played a lead role in the new football center that is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013, is in his eighth year overall at Utah having spent the 2005 season as a program assistant.
Before joining the Utah staff, Rudy was the athletics director and offensive coordinator at Ontario High School in California from 2003-05. He coached the offensive line at Chaffey College from 2000-03, during which time the team played in the Southern California Bowl three times (2000-02). From 1998-00, Rudy coached the offensive line at Bonita High School (Calif.), helping the team to the 1999 C.I.F. state championship. In 1997, he was an assistant coach at Cedar High School in Utah.
Rudy played football at Southern Utah where he was an honorable mention all-America West Conference offensive lineman and SUU's two-time African-American Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Rudy graduated from SUU in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in physical education. He earned a master's degree in administration of physical education from Azusa Pacific in 2006. The 38-year-old native of Ontario, Calif., is married to the former Brandie Blood. They have a son Dalton and daughters Peyton and Kayton.