Mudra was among the Divisional Hall of Fame Class which includes players and coaches from NCAA Divisions I-AA, II, III and the NAIA. Mudra had a long career spanning four decades at seven different institutions including the UA.
He compiled a stellar 200-81-4 record for a winning percentage of .709 from 1959 until he retired in 1988.
At Arizona, Mudra inherited a program which had gone 3-7 each of the previous two seasons and the Cats struggled to a 3-6-1 mark in his first year, 1867. But in 1968 the Cats posted an 8-3 record and made the school's third bowl appearance, dropping a 34-10 decision to Auburn in the Sun Bowl.
Mudra began his coaching career at Adams State (Colo.) in 1959 and led the team to a Mineral Bowl victory in 1962. He then coached three years at North Dakota State, taking the program to a 1964 Mineral Bowl victory. After his Arizona tenure, he coached at Western Illinois for four years, then was coach at Florida State for two years before a five-year stint at Eastern Illinois where he won the Division II National Championships. He finished his career with five years at Northern Iowa where he led the Panthers to the I-AA semifinals in both 1985 and 1987.
He was named Kodak Region 4 Coach of the Year in 1985 while at UNI. Mudra is currently retired and living in Crawfordville, Fla.