Hudl, the Lincoln-based sports-software startup founded in 2006, recently announced two new additions to its board of directors: Jim McClurg (left, photo from nebraska.edu), as director and chairman, and Jim Mora Jr. (right, photo from wikipedia.org) as director. These additions are quite notable as McClurg has been involved with the company since its early days and Mora brings experience as a head college football and NFL coach.
With these two additions, Hudl’s board now totals seven (including two of Hudl’s co-founders):
- Jim McClurg – Chairman – President, Technical Development Resources Company
- Steve Brown – CEO, Snaptic, Inc.
- Charlie Calhoun – CEO, Jacob North Companies
- Adam Gouttierre – Product Manager, Microsoft
- David Graff – CEO, Hudl
- Jim Mora, Jr. – Analyst, NFL Network
- John Wirtz – COO, Hudl
In Hudl’s press release, McClug provided these quotes:
At the end of our first full year of Hudl sales, we are on plan for revenue and profit, and well-positioned for considerable sales growth and continued profitability.
We have a ready market, a market-leading product, and top-notch customer support and product innovation teams. These, coupled with national sales coverage, have put us in a position to dominate.
Our very engaged board of directors and advisors bring high-impact expertise to Hudl. I am excited to join the Hudl board as chairman, and we are all excited to be a part of the Hudl team.
Additional, Mora provided these quotes:
I am very pleased to be aboard. I have been close with [CEO] David Graff and the company for years, and I’m really excited about the direction Hudl is headed.
In my 26 years coaching in the NFL, I’ve seen video progress all the way from 8mm film. Hudl is the most innovative. It’s astounding how far ahead of the game it is.
Here are the short bios of the McClug & Mora (from Hudl’s press release):
Jim McClurg has been involved with the company since its inception. He serves on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and is the president of Technical Development Resources Company (Lincoln), a consulting and investment firm. He also serves on the board of directors for Assurity Life Insurance (Lincoln), Streck (Omaha), The Smithers Group (Akron, Ohio), and is the chairman of Bio Nebraska (Omaha). Jim recently retired from his position as the senior vice president and chief scientific officer of MDS Pharma Services.
Jim Mora Jr.
Jim Mora Jr. has worked with the Hudl exec team since 2007. He is currently an analyst for the NFL Network. In 2009, he served as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, after spending two seasons as the assistant head coach under Mike Holmgren. Prior to that, Jim was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons for three seasons. He led the team to the NFC Championship game during his first season. Jim also coached with the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers, and the University of Washington – his alma mater. He played defensive back for the Huskies football team.