Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Washington alum Tyler King named assistant track/XC coach at SeattleU...

SEATTLE—Seattle University track and cross country coach Kelly Sullivan announced Tuesday that the Redhawks have hired University of Washington alum Tyler King (left/photo by Paul Merca) as an assistant coach.

In a release from the school, Sullivan said, "We are really excited to add Tyler to the Redhawk staff, he has a real passion to coach at the collegiate level." 

"He was highly recommended by head coach Greg Metcalf and the University of Washington, who I respect and trust. Tyler will bring a new and refreshing perspective to assist me with both the men and women distances. This is truly a great opportunity for everyone."

King graduated from the University of Washington in 2016 where he was a standout distance runner in track and cross country. King was a NCAA cross country All-American in 2014, an NCAA qualifier in the 10000 in 2016 and a team captain of the 2015 University of Washington cross country team that finished eighth at the NCAA championships in Louisville, Kentucky.

After graduating from the UW, King, who graduated from Coupeville HS, worked for Nike at their world headquarters in Beaverton.

“I'm very excited to be starting my coaching career here at SeattleU,” King said. “Coach Kelly Sullivan's vision for the program, as well as the athletes' desire to compete is inspiring, and I'm looking forward to continuing to grow this program into contending for WAC championships and qualifying athletes for the NCAA championships.”

NOTE:  The sports information office of Seattle University contributed to this report.

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