Judkins returns to the Creighton coaching staff for his second season in 2014. This season he takes on the role of volunteer assistant coach after serving as the Bluejays’ undergraduate assistant in 2013.
Judkins joined Creighton’s coaching staff after two strong seasons as a player for the Bluejays. Nick appeared in a combined 119 games over two seasons at Creighton, including 118 starts. As a senior in 2012, he led Creighton with a .313 batting average and 71 hits. He delivered a combined 51 RBI and smacked 26 extra-base hits for the Bluejays. Following the 2012 season, Judkins earned the Rawlings Gold Glove and was selected to the All-MVC Defensive Team at first base. Judkins closed 2012 with a .998 fielding percentage, committing just one error in 650 chances.
Judkins led the Bluejays to MVC Tournament Championships in both 2012 and 2011, earning the automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Before coming to Creighton, Judkins spent two seasons at Iowa Central Community College. As a Triton, Judkins set the Iowa Central CC single-season records for batting average (.475), hits (104), RBI (84), on-base percentage (.549) and games started (67). He also holds Iowa Central CC career records for batting average (.421), hits (169) and doubles (38). In addition, he earned third team All-America honors and a Gold Glove.
Servais on Judkins: “I’ve always wanted to have a former player on our staff and over the past two seasons we’ve been fortune to have both Nick Judkins and Shane Liska last year. Nick understands what it takes to be successful and he can share that with the players. He is growing as a young coach, he is fun to be around, and he is learning quickly. I believe he has a bright future as a coach. This season he’ll continue to coach first and work with the outfielders.”