|Position:||Director of Operations|
Jason Ludwig joined the Sun Devil staff in the summer of 2013 as Director of Operations after spending 10 of the previous 12 seasons with the UCLA basketball staff, most recently as the Director of Scouting and Player Development from 2009-2013.
Ludwig's responsibilities included formulating game plans and scouting reports, breaking down game and practice film, and creating player development edits. He helped the Bruins to two NCAA Tournament appearances in 2010-2011 and 2012-2013 and a PAC-12 Championship in 2012-2013. During those four seasons he coached NBA players Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle Anderson, Jordan Adams, Malcolm Lee, and Tyler Honeycutt. He also served as Director of the UCLA and Ben Howland basketball camps.
Between stints at UCLA, he spent two seasons on the men's basketball staff at Santa Clara, serving as Director of Operations in 2008-09 and as video coordinator in 2007-08.
Prior to Santa Clara, Ludwig spent the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons as the Assistant Video Coordinator at UCLA and helped the Bruins to two straight Final Four appearances. He was responsible for breaking down film for scouting purposes and player development edits. During that time he worked with NBA players Russell Westbrook, Arron Afflalo, Darren Collison, Jordan Farmar, Ryan Hollins, and Luc Mbah a Moute.
Ludwig is a co-founder of the Young Coaches Social at the Final Four, a networking event that brings together hundreds of young coaches nationwide. He also is a founding member of the Latino Association of Basketball Coaches, an organization that provides support to Latino coaches around the world with members that include Frank Martin (Head Coach – South Carolina) and Sergio Rouco (Associate Head Coach – South Florida).
In 2007, he served as Head Coach of the AAU program Double Pump Elite where he coached NBA players Paul George and Klay Thompson. Every player on his roster earned Division I scholarships.
In 2005 he started JL Hoops, an annual free basketball camp for underprivileged kids from his hometown in Los Angeles. In 2014 he expanded the camp to include the city of Phoenix. Kids come to the camp to work on fundamentals, listen to guest speakers, and learn life lessons beyond basketball.
Ludwig graduated in 2005 with a degree in Economics from UCLA. While attending UCLA, he worked as a student manager for the men's basketball team from 2001-2005. He was a part of two more NCAA Tournament teams in 2000-2001 and 2004-2005.
Ludwig attended Montebello High School, where he graduated #3 in a class of 500 with a 4.3 GPA. He lettered in basketball and baseball and was named basketball MVP as a junior and senior and led Montebello to its first league title in 30 years in 2000-2001.