Steve King begins his first year as Assistant Athletics Director for Public Relations and Marketing at Messiah College in 2011. A 2006 graduate of Messiah, King is responsibile for supervising and promoting sports information and marketing for Messiah's nationally recognized athletics programs.
Prior to his return to Messiah, King served as Athletic Director and Head Boy's Basketball Coach at Lexington Christian Academy (Lexington, MA) for the past three years.
During his time as a student at Messiah, King was a member of the men's basketball program under Head Coach Rick VanPelt, and was a senior captain on the 2006 Commonwealth Conference Championship team. It was the first Commonwealth Conference crown in program history, and resulted in the program's first trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament since Messiah men's basketball joined the NCAA in 1984.
After graduating from Messiah in 2006, King served as Assistant Men's Basketball Coach for the program in 2006-07, helping guide the team is a league-record 13-1 regular season finish and 1st-place seed in the Commonwealth Championship. The team, like the year before, would qualify for the NCAA Division III Tournament.
In 2007 King left Messiah to serve as Assistant Men's Basketball Coach for Averett University (Danville, VA) under Head Coach Jimmy Allen. King helped guide the team to a USA South Conference Championship and berth into the NCAA Division III Tournament, making it three consecutive years that King went to the Tournament as either a player or assistant coach. King left Averett after one year to travel to Massachusetts for his position at Lexington Christian Academy.
"I am excited for the opportunity to work for Messiah College once again, and to be a part of the tremendous athletic legacy that has been formed over the past years," said King. "The support and promotion of our student-athletes, coaches, and mission at Messiah is something for which I am very passionate. I look forward to doing my best to contribute to our continued pursuit of achieving athletic excellence and developing Christian character."
King and his wife Abby '09 live in Mechanicsburg, PA.