Debbie King is in her fourth year with The University of Tulsa track and field program and works with the distance runners.
King came to Tulsa after serving as administrative assistant and Elite Resident Athlete at ZAP Fitness Foundation where she worked with the day-to-day operation of the facility, and also trained for US Championship track and road racing events. Before that, she served as a fitness consultant at Metabolic Research Center where she consulted directly with clients through various programs.
Her last coaching experience was as a volunteer assistant coach with the Baylor track and cross country teams during the 2003-04 seasons.
Before serving as a volunteer coach with the Bears, King was also a standout in the distance events for BU from 2002-03. She was an NCAA All-American in the 10,000m in 2003 as well as being a two-time Big XII champion in that event. She qualified for the 2003 NCAA Indoor Championships in the 5,000m run as well.
King was named the Big XII Cross Country Newcomer of the Year in 2002, after transferring from North Texas where she attended from 1999-2001. At UNT, she was the Sun Belt Conference champion in the indoor and outdoor 5,000m run, as well as winning the 2001 Sun Belt Cross Country Championship and earning the conference MVP award.
King received her bachelor's degree from Baylor in 2004 as a general studies major with an emphasis in human performance.
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