Longtime Greensboro College Women’s Basketball Assistant Jennifer King Named Head Coach At Johnson & Wales (N.C.)

Posted by Press Release on August 11, 2016 at 3:55 pm under College | Read the First Comment

Longtime Women’s Basketball Assistant Named Head Coach At Johnson & Wales (N.C.)
Courtesy of Wes Gullett, Greensboro College Sports Information Director

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Jennifer King, a longtime assistant coach for the Greensboro College women’s basketball team, has stepped down to become the next head women’s basketball coach at Johnson & Wales University (N.C.).

“I would like to thank the Greensboro College administration, students, and staff for making the college a special place for me for so many years,” King said. “I would particularly like to thank the players I have coached as they have been nothing short of awesome, and I wish them the best.

“Words cannot express my thanks to Coach (Bryan) Galuski and Coach (Randy) Tuggle for being excellent mentors to me, and teaching me countless basketball and life lessons throughout my time at Greensboro College.”

King joined the Pride women’s basketball staff in 2007, following her graduation from Guilford College.

During her nine-year tenure with the Pride, King assisted in leading the Pride women to an overall mark of 176-70, while posting a 121-40 USA South Athletic Conference record. Also during that span, the Pride won four regular-season championships and three USA South tournament championships, and it made four appearances in the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2011.

“I want to thank Jennifer for all of her hard work and determination to make our program as good as it has been,” Head Coach Randy Tuggle said. “I am surprised that we were able to keep her here as long we did. She will do a great job at Johnson & Wales, but now I have to figure out how to get her off our schedule.”

King takes over a Wildcat team that went 7-16 one season ago.

“We are pleased to have Jennifer join our athletic program as our head women’s basketball coach,” Johnson & Wales Athletic Director Trudi Lacey said. “She is committed to the total development of our student-athletes and has the competitive spirit that will bring us success academically and athletically.

“She will provide excellent leadership in helping us build a strong tradition at JWU.”

  • hsbballfan said,

    King played high school basketball at Rockingham County High