SEATTLE – (Aug. 29) Seattle University track and field and cross country Head Coach Kelly Sullivan has announced the onboarding of Tyler King as an assistant coach for the programs.

"We are really excited to add Tyler to the Redhawk staff, he has a real passion to coach at the collegiate level." Sullivan said. "He was highly recommended by head coach Greg Metcalf and the University of Washington, who I respect and trust. Tyler will bring a new and refreshing perspective to assist me with both the men and women distances. This is truly a great opportunity for everyone."

King graduated from the University of Washington in 2016 where he raced both long distance track and cross country. King was a NCAA All-American in 2014, 10k NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Qualifier in 2016 and a team captain of the 2016 University of Washington cross country team that finished eighth at the NCAA Championships.

“I'm very excited to be starting my coaching career here at Seattle U,” King said. “Coach Kelly Sullivan's vision for the program, as well as the athletes' desire to compete is inspiring, and I'm looking forward to continuing to grow this program into contending for WAC championships and qualifying athletes for the NCAA Championships.”

The Redhawks open their season on Friday at the UW-Seattle U Dual.