Butler Alum Andrea King Joins Northwest Missouri State Volleyball Staff
July 18, 2005
Former Butler volleyball player Andrea King has been named the assistant volleyball coach at Northwest Missouri State. King becomes the first full-time assistant volleyball coach at Northwest and will begin her duties on Aug. 1. Her responsibilities include recruiting, on-court work and monitoring student-athletes' academic progress.
"My playing experience at Butler and working with a number of college-level coaches has put me in a position to take on this new opportunity," said King, who this week is in Indianapolis working as a camp counselor at Butler Volleyball Camp. "This is my eighth year working camp at Butler and I actually met (Northwest Coach Lori Slight) last year working camp."
King comes to the Bearcats after three seasons coaching at Speedway High School in Indianapolis. Her coaching resume started in 2002 when she joined the volleyball staff at Speedway and served as the head coach of an Indy Juniors club volleyball team.
As a student-athlete at Butler, King was a three-time member of the Horizon League "All-Tournament Team" (1999-01) and earned second-team all-conference honors in 2000. She ranks in the top ten in Butler history in single-match hitting percentage (.714) and block assists (10). Her 115 block assists in 2000 are eighth on Butler's single-season charts.
The 6-3 middle blocker from Connersville, Ind., saw action in 98 matches during her Butler career. She posted 841 kills, 285 total blocks and a .240 hitting percentage, helping the Bulldogs to a four-year mark of 58-55. She played two seasons apiece for coaches Sharon Dingman and Sharon Clark.
King graduated from Butler in 2002 with a degree in elementary education and received her middle school science endorsement from IUPUI in May 2005.
Northwest Missouri State competes in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association of NCAA Division II. The school is located in Maryville, Mo.