Ray had four very successful years at Canterbury Juniors before deciding to take the next step as a senior coach. Ray is now moving into his twelfth straight season with SUFC as a volunteer coach.
Since 2008, Ray has coached nine years in Grade and two years in Colts. This includes six Grand Final appearances resulting in four premierships and one undefeated season. Over eleven seasons Ray has coached over 200 games for the Club with a winning average of 81.78%.
In 2009, Ray was the recipient of the SUFC Volunteer of the Year award, which he won again in 2015 with the award name changed to the ‘Stephen Rowntree” Volunteer of the Year Award. In 2018 Ray Hudd was awarded a Sydney University Gold for his service to SUFC.
Each year Ray would encourage his players to pass around the hat and raise money for a worthy cause. Ray would donate the funds raised to the Matt Laffan Scholarship held at St John’s College. The scholarship provides assistance for disabled students to attended college at Sydney University. Ray was also invited to take part in the Inter College Rugby competition and assisted St Andrew’s College to three consecutive Rawson Cup Victories.
Ray was instrumental with the creation of the SUFC Juniors Development Academy. Under this program Ray coached the Sydney Uni Juniors to the U16 and U17 NSW State Ruby Union Championship titles. The Sydney Uni Junior Development academy produced players such as, James Caterson, Folau Fainga’a, Jake Gordon, George Hudd, Tolu Latu, Rohan O'Regan and Tom Shaw, all of which are still playing or coaching at SUFC today.