Amy King is in her second year as the assistant director of student-athlete academic services with emphasis on the football program and third year as a member of the academic services unit at West Virginia.
King assists with developing individualized programs, then monitors each student-athletes’ progress to ensure their academic success and make sure they are on track toward graduation.
She provides guidance to the student-athletes, assisting them with the organization and development of their course schedules each semester, helps oversee the study hall program, teaches study skills to at-risk students and works in conjunction with the compliance department on eligibility issues.
Prior to that, she served as an athletics educational counselor (January 2011-August 2011) and also was an athletic tutor (August 2010 – December 2010). She was responsible for academic advising, creating and implementing a new study hall policy and overseeing the freshman orientation workshop.
As a tutor, she worked with student athletes one-on-one to ensure that assignments were completed in a timely fashion and exams were prepared for, while also helping in areas such as time management and organization.
King worked four years as the academic services and Champs/LifeSkills Coordinator at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She also was a graduate assistant in the academic support services area at Akron for a year, and also served a year as a mentor/tutor, also at Akron.
King graduated Magna Cum Laude with her bachelor’s degree in education from Akron in 2006 and earned her master’s of education degree from Ohio University in 2009.