Omar King
Omar King

Position:
Defensive Assistant

Experience:
1st year at SBU

Alma Mater:
Hofstra '07


Omar King, a known commodity in the Tri-State area, joined the coaching staff in the Summer of 2014. King will assist with the secondary, and will work on breaking down defensive film and helping with community service projects.

King has CAA experience, having coached the wide receivers at Rhode Island last season. King helped in the implementation of the Rams' no-huddle spread offense.

From 2007-13, King served as the running backs coach and academic coordinator at LIU Post under head coach Bryan Collins. Under King's tutelage, Thomas Beverly earned the conference's Rookie of the Year and first-team honors in 2009 as the Pioneers led the league in rushing yards.

King spent six years coaching the running backs and serving as special teams coordinator at Iona College. With the Gaels, King helped Dane Samuels earn MAAC Player of the Year honors as well as a No. 3 ranking in Division I-AA in kickoff return average.

King began his coaching career at his high school alma mater, Holy Cross, where he served as the team's offensive coordinator and running backs coach.

King earned his bachelor's degree in speech communication from Hofstra University. He played two years for the Pride.