Marc Hudak ’90


Marc Hudak ’90

If you were one of the 45,161 people who attended the 2019 Cortaca Jug in MetLife Stadium, then you’ve seen first-hand the impact of Marc Hudak ’90 and his love of Bomber football.

Hudak, a former captain and center who played on IC’s 1988 Stagg Bowl–winning team, serves as chairman of the National Football Foundation (NFF), a nonprofit organization that promotes and develops amateur football in the United States. When the NFF was planning its celebration around the 150th anniversary of college football, Hudak saw an opportunity to bring a small-college rivalry called the Cortaca Jug to a big stage: MetLife Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Giants and Jets. What resulted was the largest gathering of IC alumni ever.

But the move to bring Cortaca to MetLife wasn’t solely about football for Hudak. Another aspect that appealed to him was the chance to help his alma mater provide substantive experiential learning opportunities for its students.

“I’m glad that we were able to create a high-profile opportunity that put the school out there and gave our players and coaches an incredible experience,” said Hudak, a member of the IC Athletic Hall of Fame and Athletics Advisory Council.

Hudak’s commitment to the college transcends athletics, as he has served as president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, a Network Nights ambassador, Corner Office Conversations host, New York City internship and recruitment volunteer, and admission college fair volunteer.