Former Wilmington University men’s basketball standout Matt King returns to the Wildcat bench for his third season after being named an assistant coach by head coach Dan Burke in 2014-15.
King, a 2012 graduate from Wilmington University, played two seasons at Wilmington after transferring from Alvernia University following the 2007-08 season.
As a freshman at Alvernia, King made a statement in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC), being named PAC Rookie of the Year and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Rookie of the Year, averaging 11.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per contest. After averaging 15.0 pointer per game as a sophomore, King left Alvernia ranked ninth on the all-time program rankings with 705 points. He was a First Team All-PAC honoree as a sophomore.
King averaged 11.0 points per game in two seasons as a Wildcat, giving him 1,166 career points as a collegiate student-athlete. He also collected 564 career rebounds, 126 blocks, and 97 steals. He was named Honorable Mention All-CACC in the 2010-11 season.
Not only noticeable on the court, King performed in the classroom at Wilmington, earning multiple academic awards. He was named with the 2010-11 Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award and to the 2012 NABC Academic Honors Court, as well as being inducted into the National College Student-Athlete Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma, in 2012.
Following college, King continued his work as a Camp Counselor during summer camp before being promoted to the Summer Camp Sports Athletic Director in 2011-12.
King is currently a Comcast Business Sales Representative and resides in Phoenixville, Pa.