Josh King
Josh King
Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Eckerd College, 2008

07/11/2012

The Name Game: King Jumps Through Hoops for Job

The Word on the Herd-July 11, 2012

Josh King enters his second season as an assistant coach at Marshall.

He was promoted to assistant coach after spending the last two seasons (2010-12) as a graduate assistant with the Herd.

King, who spends the majority of time with the backcourt, helped DeAndre Kane earn All-Conference USA honors in 2012-13.

King arrived in Huntington after spending the 2009-10 season as an assistant coach at UMASS-Lowell. He began his coaching career in 2008 where spent a season as an assistant at Vassar College.

King began his collegiate playing career at East Carolina where he played for two seasons before transferring to NCAA Division II Eckerd College. At Eckerd, he was the co-captain of the Tritons during his senior campaign, starting all 28 games. His team made the NCAA DII Tournament in 2006-08, reaching the Sweet 16 during the 2006-07 season.

King played at Trinity High School and finished his career as the third all-time leading scorer in North Carolina high school basketball history (2,577 points). He was named AP Player of the Year as a senior, North Carolina's "Mr. Basketball" and NCHSAA 3A Player of the Year after averaging 27.1 points per game and leading his team to the 3A State Championship in 2004. For his efforts in that state tournament, he was named Tournament MVP and was a four-time All-County and All-State selection. King was named conference Player of the Year from 2002-04.

He broke the North Carolina record for career three-pointers (416, shattering the previous record of 275), single season three-pointers (164) and most three-pointers made in a game (12).

King earned his master's degree in adult technical education in 2012.