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Brandon King
Brandon King

Position:
Assistant Coach/Men's Recruiting Coordinator

Alma Mater:
Hope College, 2010

09/25/2013

Iowa Men's Swimming & Diving Team Travels to Michigan

Hawkeyes open season at Michigan

09/25/2013

Iowa Women's Swiming & Diving Travels To Michigan

Hawkeyes open season at Michigan

10/11/2013

Black & Gold Intrasquad Meet

Oct. 11, 2013 CRWC Pool

Brandon King is entering his second season as assistant coach and men's recruiting coordinator with the University of Iowa swimming and diving program.

In his first season in Iowa City, King helped coach the women's team to a 9-5 dual record with the nine victories being the second-highest total for the program the past decade. The Hawkeyes went 4-3 in Big Ten duals, which led to a No. 20 ranking in the collegeswimming.com poll on Dec. 29. The team posted school records in four individual and four relays throughout the course of the season.

The UI men's squad was ranked as high as No. 21 in the CSCAA poll for three weeks and three school records went down in 2013-14. King coached senior Dustin Rhoads to the NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events, marking the fourth-straight year the Hawkeyes have been represented at the championship.

Both the men's and women's squads posted eighth place finishes at the 2014 Big Ten Championships. The UI women finished with 199 points, while the men tallied 188 points. At season's end, 31 Hawkeyes were named Academic All-Big Ten honorees -- the 19 women's selections were a school record, while the men tied a record with 12 receiving the accolade.

King joined the program out of Naperville, Ill., prior to the 2013-14 season where he served as a senior assistant coach alongside decorated head coach Dave Krotiak for the Fox Valley Swim Team from 2011-13. During his time with the program, King assisted the Illinois Senior Coach of the Year and coached multiple swimmers competing at the Junior Nationals, Grand Prix meets and Olympic Trials.

From 2010-12, King was the head girls and assistant boys swim coach at Neuqua Valley (Ill.) High School for two seasons. He led the program to two top-10 finishes, including a third-place showing at the Illinois High School Association state finals, broke five school records in two seasons and coached a student-athlete to two individual state titles.

King, who coached a number of All-Americans in his two-year stint, was named the Illinois High School Association Coach of the Year in 2012.

King swam collegiately at Hope College in Holland, Mich., where he was a four-year letter winner and school record holder. He was an NCAA All-American and All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) selection in 2009-10. He also was named to the MIAA Honor Roll of Athletes in 2009-10 and was a Dean's List honoree.

King earned his bachelor's degree in physical education with a health minor from Hope College in 2010.

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