Induction Year: 2015
Glenn Richard “Dick” King has shared his passion and knowledge of tennis throughout the state of Texas for over 50 years. King played collegiate tennis at Southern Illinois University where he had a highly successful career winning numerous matches and tournaments. After completing his time at Southern Illinois University, he continued to compete and win at countless singles and doubles tennis tournaments across the United States.
King began his coaching career at the University of Texas as the interim head coach of the women’s tennis team in 1979. King continued his coaching career at Temple College from 1992-2014 serving as the head women’s and men’s tennis coach throughout his tenure at the college. During his time at Temple College he won three NJCAA Women’s National Championships, and coached 20 women’s teams and 22 men’s teams to NJCAA National Tournament appearances. He coached three National Junior College Players of the Year and 56 Junior College All-Americans during his 22 year tenure at Temple. Additionally, he coached five UIL Texas high school tennis state champions.
King was a three-time National Junior College Coach of the Year recipient in addition to numerous Texas College Tennis Coach of the Year awards. In 2000, he was inducted into the NJCAA Men’s Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame. Four years later, he was inducted into the NJCAA Women’s Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame as well.