|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Goldsmiths College '02|
Return to Hawk Hill for his eighth season, and his first as associate head coach, is Fred King
Completing his seventh season as an assistant with Saint Joseph's in 2018, King was promoted to associate head coach in January of 2019.
Over his eight-year tenure King has helped the Hawks post an 97-47-12 record over that period, while earning seven Atlantic 10 Championship berths and the 2016 A-10 Regular Season title. Along with the team's success, King has also been instrumental in player development as 21 Hawks have garnered A-10 All-Conference honors and seven named to All-Region squads.
This past season, Saint Joseph's made its third consecutive appearance in the semifinals of the A-10 Championship, finished with the second-most wins in a single season at 14-5-2 and appeared in the United Soccer Coaches East Region Poll 12 times. Additionally, five Hawks earned A-10 All-Conference honors, including three First Team selections, to mark the most conference honorees in a single season in program history.
Working through adversity in 2017, the Hawks battled back from key injuries to advance to the semifinals of the A-10 Championship while posting an 11-6-3 overall mark. Sophomore Gabrielle Vagnozzi captured A-10 All-Conference honors for the second-straight year, with freshman Morgan Bower earning All-Rookie Team accolades.
In 2016, King oversaw the emergence of A-10 Player of the Year Dakota Mills, A-10 Midfielder of the Year Emily Gingrich and A-10 Rookie of the Year Vagnozzi. Along with setting a record for wins, SJU also set a new mark for goals (51) and assists (49).
Under his guidance, Mo Hawkins was named A-10 Midfielder of the Year as a junior and went on to garner A-10 All-Conference First Team honors in 2012 and 2013, while being named to the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team both years. In 2012, King also helped to lead the Hawks to the A-10 best goals against average (.44 per game) and shutouts (5).
In 2013, King guided freshman Emily Gingrich into becoming one of the top offensive players in the A-10 as she became the third Saint Joseph's player to be named A-10 Rookie of the Year, while also being selected to the A-10 All-Conference Second Team and All-Rookie Team.
The following season, the Hawks set a then program record for wins (11), while Gingrich set the single-season mark for shots (93) and tied the mark for goals (14) en route to being named to the A-10 All-Conference First Team.
Helping the Hawks secure the third seed in the 2015 A-10 Championship, King oversaw a program that set a new single-season record for wins (13), while a pair of players established themselves as top offensive players in the conference. Gingrich garnered All-Conference First Team honors after finishing among the A-10 leaders in goals, assists and points, while All-Rookie Team selection Dakota Mills proved to be one of the top freshman forwards in the league.
King came to Hawk Hill after spending two seasons at Rutgers. Serving as Director of Soccer Operations, he helped the Scarlet Knights post an 18-17-4 record over that period, including a #17 ranking in the NSCAA National Poll in 2010.
Prior to joining Rutgers, King served as a State Development Coach for the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association from 2008 until 2010. Serving as head coach of the U-15 Olympic Development Program team, he led his teams to the Region 1 ODP finals in 2008 and 2009 and semifinals in 2010.
King began his collegiate coaching experience at Tufts University, serving as an assistant with the men's team in 2004 and 2005. From there he would served as a volunteer assistant with Harvard's men's team for the 2007 season. While with the Crimson, King helped the team advance to its second-straight NCAA Tournament and finish with the third most goals in the nation.
Working as a coach with the F.C. Greater Boston Bolts, King began his professional coaching career in 2005. Coaching the U-12, U-16 and U-18 boys squads, he helped the Bolts win state championships in 2006 and 2007 as well as the regional finals in the same years.
A 2002 graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London, King was a three-year letterwinner and served as team captain of the First XI soccer team. While playing for the University of London Representative team, he also competed with Dulwich Hamlet Football Club.
Along with his duties with the Hawks, King is a staff coach for both the Players Development Academy and New Jersey Youth Soccer Association. King coaches the PDA (Players Development Academy) South U-14 and U-17 girls teams as well coaching on the Region 1 ODP Staff. King holds a USSF 'A' License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, USSF National Youth License and a KNVB National Diploma and is an instructor for New Jersey Youth Soccer Association Coaching Education Program.
King and his family currently reside in Moorestown, N.J.