"My family and I are extremely excited about joining the Flyer family, the University of Dayton, and the rich heritage of success in the classroom, community and athletic programs," King said in a press release. "We are grateful for the opportunity that we have been provided and look forward to taking the baseball program to that next level of success. We will talk frequently amongst the program about championships and will strive for excellence in everything we do."
King replaces UD coach Tony Vittorio, who stepped down in May after 18 seasons. With 461 victories, Vittorio is the winningest coach in program history.