KING’S FOOTBALL HIRES EAGLES ASSISTANT AS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
WILKES-BARRE — After two seasons as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Eagles, King’s College has announced the hiring of Kory David as the new Defensive Coordinator of the Monarch football program.
David was a part of the Eagles’ coaching staff from March 2011 to January 2013 and served as an assistant coach with the linebackers and special teams. His game-day responsibilities included scripting and offensive tendencies of opponents. In addition, David was responsible for breaking down opponent’s film for the Eagle defense and helped prepare and organize daily practice plans. He also organized and distributed Offense/Defense/Special Teams Camp Playbooks, Weekly Game Books, and Weekly Offensive Staff Reports.
David began his collegiate career at NCAA Division IAA University of Albany but after redshirting his first season, he transferred to NCAA Division III power Cortland State University. At Cortland, he was a four-year starter, playing cornerback in 1996, outside linebacker in 1997, before moving to middle linebacker in 1998 and 1999 where he served as a team captain both seasons. David earned All-East Region honors at linebacker in 1997 and 1998, as well as All-Upstate New York 1997-through-1999.
After concluding his playing career, David entered the coaching ranks as an assistant at Cortland from 2000-2008. He served as the head coach and defensive coordinator of the junior varsity program in 2004 and was the varsity linebackers coach from 2000-03. David later assumed the roles of secondary coach and strength and conditioning coordinator from 2004-08. In addition, he was Cortland’s co-defensive coordinator from 2005-08. From 2005-08, the Red Dragon defense totaled 130 quarterback sacks, averaging 32.5 sacks each season.
David then moved on to Division III Dickinson College where he served as an assistant coach for three years. At Dickinson, he was the team’s linebackers coach while also serving as special teams coordinator in 2009 and 2010.
David, who is of American Indian decent, was awarded a Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship and began his tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles. He spent two months (July-August 2010) working under Eagles’ assistant coach Dick Jauron with secondary practices and meetings on a daily basis. He also assisted the Eagles’ special teams’ coordinator with pre-season game preparation and practice drills. In March 2011, he returned to Philadelphia, remaining with the Eagles staff until his hiring at King’s.
The Monarchs will open their 2013 season September 7 with a 1:00 p.m. Home contest against William Paterson University.