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King Leaves T.C. Williams

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"Verdana","sans-serif"'>After seven years coaching at T.C. Williams that
included six as the Head Basketball Coach, Julian
King is stepping down.
style=> King made that decision, which he had been
mulling since his team's season ended for a while, official a week ago.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"I think it's best for me to move on and for them to
get some new blood in there, somebody who's going to be in the building," King
told VirginiaPreps.com. "I also may need
some more free time because I want to pursue my master's degree so I can have the
opportunity in the future to more easily get into the building and be in
education."

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Growing up in Georgia, King played basketball at Dodge
County High School and then got to play at the next level for Temple and Coppin State. After majoring in criminal
justice in college, he went to play in European minor leagues for eight years
before getting into coaching.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Even without having a teaching job in the building,
King still managed to keep the traditionally winning program among the top
contenders in Northern Virginia for much of his tenure.
style=> It came after having to fill some mighty big
shoes, too.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In March of 2008, T.C. Williams won a State
Championship with King as an assistant to Ivan
Thomas, who then left to become the Head Coach at Kecoughtan
High School in Hampton. That's when King
took over and he guided the Titans to three trips to the Group AAA State
Tournament as well as a pair of Northern Region Championships.
style=> Their best season came in 2010-11 when they
finished 25-6 overall, falling to L.C. Bid 60-54 in overtime in the State Semis.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"We had a good run with three district titles, two
region titles and a State Final Four in six years.
style=> I'm proud of that and being apart of
something so unique, following Ivan Thomas and those guys winning a state title
and me being on that staff," King commented.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"Being in what I consider such a great coaching league in
the Northern Region and competing every year along with the historical value of
being at a place like T.C. was a great experience for me."

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>This past season, the Titans had their worst on-court
record in some, posting a 4-19 record overall and missing the 6A-North Region
Tournament when W.T. Woodson eliminated them 80-52 in the conference tournament
quarterfinals.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In addition to reflecting on his time at the Alexandria
school, King addressed the possibility of returning to the sidelines at some
point in the near or distant future.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"Will I coach again?
Yes, because it's something that's in my blood and I have a passion for
it," King stated. "Hopefully, the right
opportunity will come along and I can get a chance at it."

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