Courtesy of Allegheny Athletics
MEADVILLE, Pa.-- Sean King has been named Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communication and Media Relations at Allegheny College. King will join Allegheny on Nov. 26.
King has been Sports Information Director at Washington & Jefferson College since July 2014. He serves as the primary contact for all 26 of the school's NCAA Division III varsity sports. King has nine years of professional experience in sports information, including responsibility for branding, operations, social media and media relations.
"We are excited to have Sean King join our staff as the Assistant Athletic Director for Communication and Media Relations," said Bill Ross, Interim Director of Athletics and Recreation. "His wealth of knowledge and experience will be a great asset to our department as we add two new sports, field hockey and men's lacrosse, and enter into a new era in Gator athletics."
In his new role at Allegheny, King will provide leadership for the Athletic & Recreation Department's marketing and communication initiatives. He will oversee the department's publications, website, and social media presence, write and edit news and feature stories, and supervise two full-time professional staff members. In addition, he will coordinate special programs such as the Hall of Fame and Senior Student-Athlete Recognition and nominate student-athletes, coaches, and teams for regional and national accolades, among other responsibilities.
"I'm looking forward to the opportunities ahead at Allegheny College as we enter a very promising time in Gator athletics," King said. "I am grateful to Bill Ross and the many other people who have already made me feel welcomed and at home."
King was named the Division III Sports Information Director of the Year by the Collegiate Water Polo Association for three straight years (2015–2017). He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the Division III Sports Information Directors of America (D3SIDA).
Prior to joining Washington & Jefferson, King spent three years as the Assistant Sports Information Director at his alma mater, Saint Vincent College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in communication. In addition, King holds a master's degree in sport management from California University of Pennsylvania, where he was a sports information graduate assistant. King also worked as a production intern/official scorer for the Washington Wild Things baseball team.
About Allegheny Athletics
Allegheny College is a founding member of the NCAA and the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), which is perennially heralded as one of the best Division III leagues in the country. Allegheny proudly boasts 15 NCAA Division III National Championships and dozens of top-five national finishes, and its student-athletes have earned 558 All-American honors and 188 NCAC Conference Championships. More than 200 student-athletes compete for Allegheny in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's golf, women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's indoor track and field, men's and women's outdoor track and field, and volleyball. Field hockey will begin play in the fall of 2019, while the inaugural season of Gator men's lacrosse will be spring of 2020.
About Allegheny College
One of the nation's oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope's "Colleges That Change Lives." Allegheny College is known nationally as a place where students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel. In its 2019 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top 30 most innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country.