King: All-Metro Boys Coach of the Year

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 8, 1999

While Trinity Episcopal High came up one game short of playing for a MPSA&160;Class A state championship, Saint head coach David King said the team’s accomplishment were impressive enough.

&uot;We had a fabulous year,&uot; said King, who led Trinity to a 31-9 record, which included a South State championship and third place in state.

Those accomplishments earned King The Natchez Democrat All-Metro Boys Coach of the Year. King was named All-Metro Coach of the Year in football after leading the Saint football team to the playoffs.

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King is in his third year as head coach of the Trinity boys basketball team.

&uot;The kids were great to work with,&uot; King said. &uot;We had kids who love the up-tempo game and that was one of our strengths. &uot;I think it’s an exciting brand of basketball and our fans enjoyed watching it.&uot;

Trinity lost to Delta Academy in the state semifinals before beating Rossville (Tenn.) for third place.

&uot;People don’t realize that in MPSA there are 120 teams and 70 of them are single-A,&uot; King said. &uot;We have to play another round. We played 10 playoff games and won nine. We accomplished a lot and I feel fortunate to have the talent we did. They played hard and played well together. We had some players join us late, but they really jelled and the team responded well. I’m really looking forward to next year. I think we’ll be a good basketball team once again.&uot;