Omar King
Omar  King

Position:
Running Backs

Alma Mater:
Hofstra '07


08/25/2016

Seawolves preview: Running Backs

Stony Brook returns the top two backs from 2015

Omar King, a known commodity in the Tri-State area, joined the coaching staff in the Summer of 2014 as a defensive secondary coach and now coaches the running backs.

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.

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Family: Wife, Catherine

Education: Bachelor's degree in speech communication from Hofstra University, 1998

Playing Experience: Hoftra, 1997-98

Coaching Experience: 15 years

Year School Position
2003 Iona Running Backs/Special Teams Coordinator
2004 Iona Running Backs/Special Teams Coordinator
2005 Iona Running Backs/Special Teams Coordinator
2006 Iona Running Backs/Special Teams Coordinator
2007 Iona Running Backs/Special Teams Coordinator
2008 Iona Running Backs/Special Teams Coordinator
2007 LIU Post Running Backs
2008 LIU Post Running Backs
2009 LIU Post Running Backs
2010 LIU Post Running Backs
2011 LIU Post Running Backs
2012 LIU Post Running Backs
2013 LIU Posty Running Backs
2014 Stony Brook Defensive Secondary
2015 Stony Brook Running Backs