King has been appointed as the assistant coach of the women’s soccer team

Philadelphia – Douglas N. Brach, University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer coach, Dr. Chrissy Turner, announced the appointment of Fred King as the program’s lead assistant coach. The King joins Dr. Turner and Megan Haines On the sidelines to lead this new chapter of women’s football in Pennsylvania.“I’m really excited to be working with everyone at the University of Pennsylvania and I’m looking forward to getting started this season,” King said. “I want to thank Dr. Chrissy TurnerJosh Larosa and Megan Haines for this wonderful opportunity.”

King arrived on campus after spending ten years at Saint Joseph’s University. He arrived at Hawk Hill in August 2012 as an assistant coach and was promoted to associate assistant coach in January of 2019. King helped the Falcons rise to new heights during his tenure, earning eight berths in the Atlantic 10 and 2016 A-10 regular season title. King was also instrumental in player development as he saw 21 of his folds in all conferences from the Hawks and A-10 and seven of them were selected on teams from all regions.

“I am so excited to welcome Fred and his family to Pennsylvania,” said Dr. Turner. “Farid is a proven footballing mind and an exceptional eye for talent. I am very happy with the way the staff has come together. I think we have set the program to take a step forward with a top class staff.”

In addition to Saint Joseph, King’s team coaching experience includes stops at Rutgers, and with the men’s teams at Tufts and Harvard.
Before moving to Hook Hill, King spent two seasons at Rutgers. Serving as director of football operations, he helped the Scarlet Knights record 18-17-4 during that time, including being ranked No. 17 in the 2010 NSCAA National Poll (now United Soccer Coaches).

Outside of the college ranks, King served as the state development coach for the Massachusetts Youth Soccer League (2008-10) and served as the head coach for the U-15 Olympic Development Program team. He also spent some time in the early 2000s coaching the big Boston Bullets, where he began his career as a coach.

A 2002 graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London, King was a letter-winner for three years and served as the first team captain for the 11th football team. While playing for the University of London representative team, he also competed with Dulwich Hamlet Football Club.

King and his family currently reside in Morristown, New Jersey.

 

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