Ashley Broesch knows Hudl. At least, we hope so. Because she’s our Training Coordinator, which means she’s in charge of training literally everyone - Hudlies, coaches, athletes and parents - on all things Hudl.
When a new feature comes out, Broesch makes sure our support team knows how to answer coaches questions. When coaches sign up for online training sessions, Broesch is probably the one running them. (She’s not real big on baseball and wrestling, so you might get someone else there.)
The girl’s a guru in the purest sense of the word, but Hudl isn’t all she knows. She’s a big “gamer”, one of the happiest people you’ll ever meet, and a Titanic expert - as in the actual event, not the movie. Let’s see how she became so knowledgeable.
“I was born and raised in Omaha, Neb. I have one younger sister, who also happens to be my current roommate. We look like we could be twins, but couldn’t be more different in terms of personality. I attended the University of Nebraska. After a brief stint at biochemistry, I changed my major to secondary education with an emphasis in business and information technology.
“I taught at a Lincoln middle school for a year and, while they definitely kept me on my toes, I realized I would enjoy teaching coaches much more. I started at Hudl in Coach Support, but transitioned into the new role of Training Coordinator last fall. I couldn’t imagine a better job. I get to do some internal training with our awesome team of Hudlies while managing our tutorial pages.”
What’s your proudest accomplishment?
I recently climbed a 14er in Colorado. I’m hooked and will without a doubt return to climb another as soon as possible.
Are you a bigger fan of winning or having fun when it comes to playing games? What game is guaranteed to bring out the competitor in you?
I am an equally big fan of winning and having fun. Board games and card games are my specialty. Current favorites include: Settlers of Catan and Pitch. Risk has been my lifelong favorite though and I often play online. I’m proud to be a gamer.
Are you addicted to anything?
I’m not sure if its to the point of addiction, but I do really love the tv shows ‘Survivor’ and ‘Amazing Race’. I’ll probably be on them someday. Seriously.
Can you find me a picture that’s actually worth a thousand words?
I Googled ‘pictures worth 1000 words’ and this came up.
What’s one of your favorite stories from working with coaches?
I don’t have one specific story that stands out. However, my favorite phone calls are the coaches in a panic about accidentally deleting a game. You know you’re about to make their day when you tell them how easy it is to restore it on their Manage Storage page.
If you thought this whole thing would go down without Broesch sneaking in a tutorial, you haven’t been paying attention.
If you could offer everyone one piece of life advice, what would it be?
Stay positive. There is always someone who has it worse than you.