Assistant Coach Byron King named interim head coach for CCBC Dundalk men’s basketball
Sep 15, 2022 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)Community College of Baltimore County Dundalk Athletics today announced that it has named Byron King as interim head coach of the CCBC Dundalk men's basketball team.
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Coach King graduated from Nottingham High School (Syracuse, NY). He played basketball at North Country Community College (Saranac Lake, NY) and graduated from Morgan State University. Coach King brings over a decade of coaching experience to the program, having coached men’s basketball at CCBC Catonsville, BCCC, and CCBC Dundalk. He is a former director of Team Slice AAU, and currently coaches with Carmelo Anthony's Team Melo in the Elite Youth Basketball League.
“I want to thank Coach King for making the leadership transition smooth and effortless,” said CCBC Dundalk Assistant Director of Athletics Leslie Wray. “Byron’s extensive coaching experience and NJCAA background puts the program in very reliable hands. We are confident that every aspect of the program will be supervised.”
King takes over after previous head coach, Jaron Taylor, stepped down to accept a position at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida. Taylor led the Lions for the past nine years, including his most successful year in 2015, when the team captured the NJCAA DII Region 20 title and went on to compete in NJCAA national tournament.
Coach King is looking forward to bringing new energy to the program and is committed to the success of the student-athletes.
“Whether it’s at NCAA DI, DII, or DIII, my goal is to get our young men to the next level,” said King. He referenced the 2000 CCBC Dundalk men’s basketball team who won the NJCAA national championship. Coach King’s goal is to lead the Lions to compete on the NJCAA national stage again.
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Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, nearly 50,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction, and transportation. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2021 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.