Has been a collegiate offensive coordinator for each of the last 14 seasons with stops at Cal Poly (1997), Fresno State (1998-2001), Oregon (2002-04), Utah (2005-08) and California (2010).
Cal had the most efficient offense in the Pac-10 in the red zone in 2010 as the Bears converted on 33-of-37 opportunities to score 89.2% of the time they reached the opponents' 20-yard line.
Coached the Cal offense to a trio of 50-point games in 2010, the first time the Golden Bears had scored 50 or more points three times in a season since 2003 and the first time a Cal team ever scored 50 or more points in three home games in the same campaign since 1922, the year before Memorial Stadium opened.
Broke a school record and ranked tied for second in the Pac-10 for fewest turnovers in a season (17) and also had California ranked in the top half of the Pac-10 in the several other key offensive per-game categories in 2009 - rushing offense (3rd, 169.46 ypg), first downs (3rd, 20.3 fdpg), total offense (4th, 392.15 ypg), scoring offense (4th, 29.08 ppg), passing offense (5th, 222.69) and third-down conversions (5th, 36.2%).
Listed by Rivals as the nation's No. 4 offensive coach during a 2009 preseason poll.
Led Utah to a 36.92 points per game scoring average in 2008 to pace the Mountain West Conference and rank 23rd nationally as the Utes ended the season 13-0 with a No. 2 final national ranking and a Sugar Bowl win over Alabama.
Finalist for the 2008 FootballScoop Offensive Coordinator of the Year award. His 2005 Utah team also put up exceptional numbers, leading the Mountain West Conference in total offense and ranking 12th nationally with an average of 473.0 yards per game.
Replaced Jeff Tedford as the offensive coordinator at both Fresno State (1998) and Oregon (2002), before coaching on Tedford's staff at California (2009-10).
Developed quarterbacks Ali Abrew (Cal Poly), David Carr (Fresno State), Kellen Clemens (Oregon), Brian Johnson (Utah), Brett Ratliff (Utah), Kevin Riley (California) and Billy Volek (Fresno State).
Has produced eight 1,000-yard rushers over the last 13 seasons.
Finalist for the 2001 Frank Broyles Award, which is given to the nation's top assistant coach, while at Fresno State, when his Bulldogs finished fourth in the nation in both scoring (40.00 ppg) and total offense (501.57 ypg) with a balanced attack that featured the NCAA's first-ever team with a 4,000-yard passer, two 1,000-yard receivers and a 1,000-yard rusher in a single season.
Ali Abrew (Cal Poly) - Led the NCAA in pass efficiency in 1997 as the Mustangs ranked seventh in the country in total offense and posted a 10-1 overall record.
David Carr (Fresno State) - Led the nation in passing yards (4,839) and touchdown throws (46), was a Heisman Trophy finalist, won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm and Sammy Baugh awards and was the WAC MVP in 2001; No. 1 overall pick of the Houston Texans in the 2002 NFL Draft.
Kellen Clemens (Oregon) - Had the best sophomore season ever by an Oregon quarterback in 2003 (2,390 yards, 16 TDs); finished his collegiate career with 7,555 passing yards before he was taken by his current employer the New York Jets in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft.
Brian Johnson (Utah) - Led Utah to a 13-0 record and a No. 2 final national ranking in 2008, while earning Most Outstanding Player honors in a Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, as well as the Mountain West Conference MVP; named the 2007 Poinsettia Bowl MVP.
Brett Ratliff (Utah) - Led Utah to back-to-back victories in the 2005 Emerald Bowl and 2006 Armed Forces Bowl; has been on NFL rosters with the New York Jets (2008) and Cleveland Browns (2009-10).
Kevin Riley (California) - Finished his career among Cal's all-time leaders in touchdown passes (5th, 50), total offense (6th, 6136), passer efficiency (7th, 131.55), passing yardage (8th, 6182), 300-yard passing games (9th-T, 2) and 250-yard passing games (10th, 7); coached by Ludwig in his final two collegiate campaigns although he missed his final four collegiate contests due to injury; posted a 19-12 career record in 31 starts.
Billy Volek (Fresno State) - Three-year starter who racked up 6,532 career yards and capped his collegiate career with a WAC MVP season in 1999; undrafted in 2000 but signed as a free agent with Tennessee and has been in the NFL since with the Titans (2000-06) and San Diego Chargers (2006-present).
Accomplishments As A Player
Spent two seasons as a wide receiver at Snow College in Utah (1982-83) before earning a pair of letters at Portland State (1985-86).
The Ludwig File
Birthdate May 14, 1964 Hometown Ogden, UT High School Bonneville HS College Portland State, '88 Bachelor's in Exercise Science Family wife, Jill; son, Joe; daughter, Delaney
Years School Coaching Position 2009-10 California Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 2005-08 Utah Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 2002-04 Oregon Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 1998-2001 Fresno State Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 1997 Cal Poly Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 1995-96 Boise State Quarterbacks 1993-94 Augustana Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Receivers 1992 Utah Graduate Assistant, Defense 1989-91 Idaho State Quarterbacks/Receivers 1987-88 Portland State Receivers
Bowl Games (11)
Season Bowl School 2009 Poinsettia California 2008 Sugar Utah 2007 Poinsettia Utah 2006 Armed Forces Utah 2005 Emerald Utah 2003 Sun Oregon 2002 Seattle Oregon 2001 Silicon Valley Classic Fresno State 2000 Silicon Valley Classic Fresno State 1999 Las Vegas Fresno State 1992 Copper Utah *Season in which bowl was played
LAST UPDATED: January 24, 2011