Bob King embarks on his 16th season as Trinity's Director of
Athletics, establishing the department as one of the premier
programs in all of Division III. Trinity has twice finished
fourth out of 421 Division III schools in the Sports Academy
Directors' Cup standings. The Tigers have also captured 11 Southern
Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) President's Trophies in the
past 14 seasons, an annual honor bestowed upon the best overall
program in the conference. No other school has won as many
President Trophy Championships as Trinity.
Since King joined the department, Trinity has won four NCAA Division III National Championships (men's and women's tennis in 2000, women's basketball in 2003, and men's soccer in 2003), as well as four individual (Christyn Schumann) high jump national titles. The Tigers have also won 130 SCAC Championships since 1991.
King has twice earned distinction as the National Association of College Directors of Athletics Athletic Director of the Year, the last one coming for the 2004-05 season. In 1999, Trinity was named the third-best Division III school for female student-athletes by Sports Illustrated. King has also been a strong promoter of the true student-athlete at Trinity, and in addition to ranking seventh nationally with 29 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients, the GPA for the athletics department is consistently equal to - or better than - the general student population.
Before his arrival in San Antonio in 1993, King was the director of athletics at his alma mater and fellow SCAC school, Millsaps College, located in Jackson, Mississippi. During his four years with the Majors, the teams won seven conference championships. As a Millsaps student-athlete, King was a four-year letterman in both baseball and football. He was the starting cornerback on the 1975 football team that reached the NCAA Division III Semifinals, and also broke the school's career record with 17 interceptions. King is currently second at Millsaps in career interceptions and holds a career batting average of .320 in baseball. In 1991, he was inducted to the Millsaps College Sports Hall of Fame.
King has also been appointed to the NCAA Division III Championships Committee, beginning a four-year term of service in 2008-09.