Austin King enters his first year as offensive quality control coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. King brings eight years of collegiate coaching experience to the post, including the last five years with Dayton.
In 2019, King completed his fifth year with the Flyers and his third as the program's offensive coordinator. The Flyers' offense built on a very strong 2018 campaign and produced a record-setting year in 2019. They finished 8-3 and were in the top-10 of FCS in numerous categories, including he No. 1 scoring offense at over 42 points per game. For the second straight year, the Flyers' offense averaged over 7.0 yards per play, one-of-six Division I programs to do so from 2018-19. The Flyers also had numerous individual stars, most notably first-team All-American TE Adam Trautman, who was selected in the third round (105th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.
In his five years at Dayton, the Flyers went 38-19 (.667), including a PFL Championship in 2015 and a berth in the FCS Playoffs. As offensive line coach, he had eight different linemen achieve first-team or second-team All-League honors.
Prior to joining the Flyers, King spent one season with Syracuse as an offensive quality control coach with a focus on the offensive line. King's guidance helped OL Sean Hickey earn All-ACC recognition while also eventually being signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted rookie free agent.
King began his coaching career at Toledo in 2012, where he spent two seasons as the program's offensive quality control coach. While working with the offensive line, King helped tutor All-MAC and future NFL players Zac Kerin, Greg Mancz, and Storm Norton.
PERSONAL: A native of Cincinnati, Ohio...Before entering the coaching ranks, was selected as an offensive lineman in the fourth round (133rd overall) by current Raiders and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Jon Gruden in the 2003 NFL Draft...Appeared in 34 games and made one start over his four-year career (2003-06) with the Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons... Earned his B.A. in secondary education from Northwestern in 2004...Was a three-sport captain and first-team All-Ohio football player at Purcell Marian High school before graduating and playing four years for the Wildcats as a starter and earning an All-Big 10 Honorable Mention selection three times.