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Former Tech Great King Named Women's Track Assistant Coach

March 14, 2002

ATLANTA – Andria King, one of the most decorated athletes in the history of the Georgia Tech track and field program, has been named an assistant coach for the Yellow Jackets. Women’s track and field head coach Alan Drosky made the announcement Thursday.

She will work with the Jackets’ sprinters and hurdlers.

“We are very excited about having Andria join the staff of the women’s program,” Drosky said. “As an athlete, she helped take our team to a higher level, and I believe she will do that again in the capacity of a coach.

“She knows Georgia Tech. She knows our program and she knows the type of kids that we have to recruit to Georgia Tech. She knows what it takes to excel at the highest level of the sport. I believe that combination will enable Andria to be an extremely successful coach.”

King was a standout hurdler and sprinter for the Jackets, earning All-America honors five times from 1997-99. She was a four-time national runner-up in the hurdles and was chosen as the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships Most Valuable Performer on three occasions (1998 outdoor, 1999 indoor and outdoor). She holds seven school records.

King, who competed from 1996-99, was also a two-time Georgia Tech Female Most Valuable Athlete of the Year honoree.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Management from Tech in 1999 and also graduated from Atlanta’s Marist School in 1994.

Following her graduation from Tech, King competed internationally on both United States and Reebok teams in the 100- and 400-meter hurdles. She was a member of the 1999 USA Track & Field World Championships team and a gold medalist at the 1999 World University Games.

She comes to Tech from Pinnacle Health Group, where she has worked as a Special Projects Coordinator since July 2001.

She becomes the second former Tech great to join the coaching staff in recent months. Becky Megesi, a two-time All-American and one of the top middle distance runners in Jacket history, is now a full-time assistant after working with the program on a limited basis since the fall of 2001.

-GT-

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