Caroline King enters her third season at Clemson in 2016-17. She came to Tigertown after 16 seasons with the Texas Longhorns. In addition to her coaching duties at Clemson, King will serve as the program’s recruiting coordinator.
King's first season (2014-15) with the Tigers was a success. Clemson rowers compiled a program-record 3.4 team GPA and placed eight on the All-ACC Academic Team. Seven rowers were named CRCA National Scholar Athletes, while Samantha Duggan and Milena Heuer earned All-ACC and all-region honors.
The Tigers followed with 12 CRCA National Scholar-Athletes in 2015-16, second-most among all ACC schools. Paula Wesselmann was named second-team All-ACC, while Anna Skochdopole was awarded an ACC postgraduate scholarship.
As an assistant on the Longhorns’ staff, King was twice named the South Region Assistant Coach of the Year (2006, 2011) by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). King spent 14 seasons as the coach of the novice squad and one year as a volunteer assistant.
Prior to her tenure in Austin, she coached at Boston College in 1997-98, where she worked with both the novice and varsity programs.
An accomplished rower, King participated in the 1996 and 1997 U.S. Rowing Association’s lightweight women’s development camp. She rowed for the University of Florida club team from 1993-96, earning Most Valuable Rower honors in 1995. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English composition and a minor in African studies from Florida in 1996.
King is married to Jeff Mork. The couple has two daughters.