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Head Coach

Allan King, Jr.
Head Coach

Allan King, Jr. enters his second season as the Head Coach of the Yellow Jackets women’s basketball program in 2019-20.

In his first season, King guided the Yellow Jackets to an opening Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament victory and landed three All-HCAC selections. 

Prior to DC, King spent six seasons at Wilmington College where he served as an Assistant Women's Basketball Coach working primarily with the defense. He helped establish the Quaker defense as one of the best in the Ohio Athletic Conference ranking them among the elite in rebound margin, field goal defense, and three-point pressure.

While at Wilmington, King also assisted in recruitment and strength and conditioning training, as well as game day prep, operations and skill camps. He was part of the 2007 Wilmington team that finished the season ranked 10th nationally, claiming both the OAC regular season and tournament titles. Prior to his stint at Wilmington, King served as the Head Basketball Coach at Russia High School.

During his tenure with Russia, he led the team to its first district title in 12 years, first All-Ohio Player in more than 10 years, and to the Regional Semi-Finals.

King also served as a part-time coach in 2010 for the Capital Crusaders following a stop at University of Pittsburgh Bradford where he served as the Head Coach from 2007-2009.

Allan graduated from Bluffton University where he obtained a degree in Sport Management before attending the University of Heidelberg where he garnered a Master of Arts degree in Education. He is married to his wife, Maria, and the couple currently resides in Ayersville with their five children, Lily (9), Trey (7), Si (5), Grace (3), and Hadley (1).