Matthew L. King, MEd, CSCS, RSCC*D

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Matt King joined the University of Connecticut as the director of football strength and conditioning in January 2019. King arrived in Storrs after serving as an assistant football strength and conditioning coach at the University of Washington since May of 2016. While in Seattle, King assisted in the design and implementation of the year-round training programs for UW's football team. While at Washington, King was on the staff winning two Pac-12 Football Conference Championships (2016 and 2018). He was on staff during their 2016 run to the College Football Playoff Peach Bowl game. He also made trips to the Fiesta Bowl in 2017, and the Rose Bowl Game in 2018. Prior to his time at Washington, King was the director of speed and athletic performance at Columbia University in New York City from March 2015 to April 2016. While at Columbia he designed and implemented speed training programs for the football team and he also worked with the field hockey team. In March of 2012 King started work at his alma mater, the University of Maine, as an assistant speed, strength and conditioning coach. He began working with baseball, cross country, track and field, womens basketball, womens soccer, and assisting with football. King was promoted in 2013 to Director of Speed, Strength and Conditioning at Maine working directly with football. He also worked directly with mens basketball, mens and womens ice hockey, field hockey, and softball. During his three-year tenure at Mainethe women's basketball team captured the 2015 America East Conference regular season championship.The football team in 2013 won the Colonial Athletic Association Conference Championship and earned an NCAA FCS playoff appearance as well.In 2012 and 2013 the baseball squad advanced to the America East Conference Championship game.The women's soccer team advanced to the America East Conference Semifinals in 2012 and 2013. Prior to his time with Maine, King worked at Velocity Sports Performance and Premier Athlete Training in Foxboro, Massachusetts as the Director of Sports Performance Operations starting in 2008. King graduated from Maine in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications. He later earned his master's degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Science from Maine in 2015. He was a member of the Maine football team from 2002-2006 and was voted team MVP and captain during his senior season. King was an Atlantic-10 First Team All-Conference selection in 2006. King was also a consensus First Team All-America pick in 2006. He was a finalist his senior year in 2006 for the Buck Buchanan Award when he led the nation in sacks and tackles for loss. The Buck Buchanan Award the award is presented to the nation's best NCAA FCS defensive player. After his collegiate playing career ended, in 2007 King signed NFL free agent contracts with the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers and spent time in camp with both teams at linebacker. He also signed contracts in the Arena Football League with the Georgia Force in 2008, the Canadian Football Leagues Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2008, and in the now defunct AF2 Arena League with the Manchester Wolves in 2009. King is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS). He has earned Level 1 certification as a Sports Performance Coach by United States Weightlifting (USAW) and USA Track & Field (USATF). King also holds Level 1 Precision Nutrition (PN1) and Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms) certificates. King is married to the former Lauren Leveton. They have two children, Scarlett Baskerville and Kaliah King.

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