UND hires King to coach receivers
Pat Sweeney | Dec 31, 2018 AT 12:51 pm
UND has hired Grand Forks native Sam King as the Fighting Hawks’ new wide receivers coach.
King spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Minnesota Duluth, where he worked primarily with running backs. While at UMD, King helped the Bulldogs rush for more than 5,000 combined yards over those two years, cumulating in a perfect 11-0 regular season and appearance in the NCAA Division II playoffs in 2018.
Prior to that, the Grand Forks native served as the quality control coach for Head Coach Kyle (Bubba) Schweigert at North Dakota for two seasons, including the 2016 Big Sky Championship season and program’s first appearance in the FCS playoffs.
King was a four-time letterwinner at Bemidji State where he played quarterback and served as the team’s primary placekicking holder. He graduated from BSU in 2015 with a degree in physical education and completed his Master of Education at Minnesota Duluth this past year.
King is the son of former Grand Forks Red River head coach Darin King and the grandson of the late Bob King, former executive director of the North Dakota High School Activities Association.