A high school and college basketball star, along with an outstanding high school basketball coach, Sue Ludwig made the move from Whitehall, Pennsylvania to Syracuse with ease, setting record after record of accomplishments.
At Whitehall-Coplay High School, she scored a school record of 1,470 points, including 517 her senior year. She was the East Penn Conference MVP, Area Player of the Year and Number One Player in District XI.
Her basketball career continued at Syracuse University where she dazzled fans with her passing skills, fast-break direction and scoring. When Sue graduated in 1988, she was SU’s all-time career assist leader and had become a member of the 1,000 point club. In her senior year, she led the team in free-throw percentage (.831), assists (159), steals (75), and minutes played (1,065). She was selected to the All-Big East Conference First Team. Today, Sue’s name remains on the top 10 lists in 11 all-time career record categories, including number three on the list for career assists and number three on the list for career steals. Her 1988 squad captured SU’s first Big East Conference Championship.
After college, Sue began coaching at Westhill High School and her accomplishments there are equally impressive. As of 2011, she had an overall record of 400-70 (85% winning percentage), which places her sixth on all-time wins for NYS Section III girls basketball coaches. Twice she has been named New York Coach of the Year. During her coaching career some of her accomplishments at Westhill have included: 15 OHSL league titles, eight Section III championships and, in 1996, her team was the New York State Class C State Champions, with a 28-0 record and also were named Federation Champions. Ten times she has been named the league coach of the year.