SIU's Senior Associate AD oversaw Saluki facilities for 11 years
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July 6, 2011
After serving eight years as the Associate Athletics Director in charge of facilities and game operations, Jason King was promoted to Senior Associate Athletics Director in the Fall of 2010.
He is responsible for the supervision of SIU's athletic facilities, including Abe Martin Field, Saluki Stadium, the Charlotte West Stadium softball complex, SIU Arena, the Donald Boydston Center and Lingle Hall. In addition, King also serves as the sport supervisor for the Saluki baseball program.
King has been involved in a number of major construction projects during his tenure at SIU, none more important than the $80 million Saluki Way campaign.
He was the driving force behind the Saluki Way project that featured a new football stadium, 50,000-square foot support facility and complete renovation of SIU Arena. King was SIU's point person between the contractors and architects and supervised the 18-month long construction process.
Saluki Stadium was the first football stadium built at SIU since McAndrew Stadium in 1937. The new 15,000-seat facility features a two-story press box, a 20x40 foot video scoreboard along with numerous other amenities, and King was responsible for working with all constituents during the design, planning and construction process.
King was also responsible for overseeing of the design and construction of the $3.4 million Troutt-Wittmann Academic and Training Center that opened in October, 2005. The facility sports a 7,500-square foot weight training facility and a 6,000-square foot academic center, which includes 30 state-of-the-art computer work stations and tutor rooms.
Some of the other projects he has overseen at SIU include the lighting of McAndrew Stadium, the renovation of football and men's and women's basketball locker rooms, and the installation of an AstroPlay football surface.
In 2003, SIU christened the Charlotte West Stadium-Rochman Softball Field. The $1.7 million facility that features sunken dugouts, two batting cages, training rooms, a clubhouse and a state-of-the-art press box, seats 500. The facility received the prestigious National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), National Field Maintenance Award in 2003. In 2004, it was the regional recipient of that same award.
Prior to SIU, King worked at Florida State University, where he served as Coordinator of Facilities for the Department of Campus Recreation for four years (1997-2001).
He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Northern Iowa and a master's degree in higher education/sports management from Drake.
He and his wife, Tricia, have two daughters, Kaylyn and Kelsey, and one son, Cory. They reside in Herrin.