After stints in Cheney in the late 1990's and early 2000's, Michael King was hired as associate head coach of the Eastern Washington University volleyball program prior to the 2014 season. He will serve as the program's interim head coach for the remainder of the 2015 season after acting in the same capacity a year ago.
As the team's interim head coach in 2014, King led EWU to a 9-20 mark and tutored senior Kelsey Julian to Honorable Mention All-Big Sky accolades at the end of the year.
King served as an assistant coach at Eastern during the 1998, 1999 and 2002 seasons. The Eagles went a combined 77-16 in those seasons, winning a Big Sky title in 2002 and advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 1998 and 1999.
King spent the 2013 season as the top assistant at Winthrop, helping the Eagles to a winning record and a trip to the Big South Conference Tournament. Under his tutelage, three players received Big South All-Conference honors, including a first-team selection. Prior to his time at Winthrop, he served as the associate head coach at Portland for the previous three seasons after working as an assistant coach for the Pilots. He helped guide Portland to its best record in West Coast Conference play in 15 years. He spent the 2000 season at Concordia and the 2001 season at UAB. He also has extensive coaching experience at the high school level, coaching volleyball at Southridge High School in Portland, Ore., before leading David Douglas High School, also in Portland, from 2004-08.
King played club volleyball at Santa Barbara City College (1994) and Oregon State (1996-97) before earning a bachelor's degree from Western Oregon in 2000 followed by a master's degree from Concordia.
King's wife, Erin, was a four-time national champion in synchronized swimming at Ohio State and later served as the head coach of the Puerto Rico National Team, winning two gold medals in synchronized swimming at the World Master Games.