The 2007 season will mark the second for John King as an assistant coach for the Wildcats. King will once again work with the team's forwards and midfielders during the season, while also handling the team's strength and conditioning and speed development program.
In his first season at Villanova, King helped to coach an offense that posted the team's highest goal total since 2002. The Wildcats registered 39 goals for the season and owned a +1.27 scoring margin in 2006. Individually, Nikki Mabery scored a team-high 13 goals to match the highest single-season total by a Villanova player in 13 years. Mabery led the entire nation in goals scored through the end of September and wound up earning All-BIG EAST and All-Mid Atlantic Region accolades.
King is a former standout player at the collegiate level and shares an alma mater with head coach Ann Clifton. He was a four-year letterwinner at East Stroudsburg University and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Exercise Science. It was at East Stroudsburg that King began to develop his background in strength and speed development.
The Warriors owned a 60-15-7 (.774) record during King's playing career and he was presented with the Outstanding Athlete Award as a senior in 2004. King totaled 14 goals, 17 assists and 45 points during his career and helped lead East Stroudsburg to three straight Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championships from 2001-03. Twice during his career the Warriors finished in the top six of the national polls.
At Villanova, King is also on the athletic department's strength and conditioning staff. He is certified by the NSCA as a strength and conditioning specialist and by the American Red Cross as a first responder.
King is single and resides in Langhorne, Pa.