Maciariello completes Siena men’s basketball coaching staff with hire of King

Marcus King, center, is Siena's new assistant coach. (Photo courtesy Tennessee Tech Athletics)

Marcus King, center, is Siena's new assistant coach. (Photo courtesy Tennessee Tech Athletics)

LOUDONVILLE — Siena men’s basketball head coach Carmen Maciariello completed the remodeling of the Saints’ coaching staff with the hire of Marcus King as assistant coach, the school’s athletic department announced Monday.

Most recently, King was an associate head coach at Tennessee Tech of the Ohio Valley Conference. King spent two seasons at Tennessee Tech, and served as the program’s acting head coach during its first four games of last season. 

“I’m very excited to join the Siena basketball program,” King said in a press release issued from the school’s athletic department. “Becoming a part of Siena’s rich basketball tradition, coupled with coach Carm’s guidance, was an opportunity I could not pass up. Having known Carm for over a decade, his passion to use the platform of basketball as a way to impact lives aligns with my personal and professional beliefs. My focus is to be a contributing resource for Siena College, and model leadership that will assist in the personal development of each member of the basketball program.”

Siena maintained the same coaching staff for Maciariello’s first two seasons at the helm, but will head into the 2021-22 season with a much different coaching lineup. Harley Fuller, Bob Simon and Antoni Wyche are now all former Siena assistant coaches, with Bobby Castagna, Greg Fahey and King taking their spots. 

Previously, Fahey was the program’s director of basketball operations, and Matt Miner is now in that position. Miner had been the Saints’ special assistant to the head coach, and that role now belongs to Jonathan Pickett.

Fuller is now the head coach at Mohawk Valley Community College, while Simon (Eastern Michigan) and Wyche (Notre Dame) each remain assistant coaches.

King earned an associate’s degree from Connors State College in 1996, a bachelor’s degree at Northeastern Oklahoma State in 1999 and a master’s degree in 2014 from Eastern New Mexico University. Before coaching at Tennessee Tech, King was on coaching staffs at seven different schools across a variety of levels for more than 20 total seasons. King’s longest stay was at Texas’ Lee College, a community college, for 11 seasons.

“Marcus is a tremendous coach and teacher,” Maciariello said. “He will assist in every aspect of our program, and will serve as our offensive coordinator. We are excited to welcome Marcus and his family to Loudonville.”

Siena finished 12-5 last season and won a share of the MAAC regular-season championship before falling in the MAAC quarterfinals. The Saints’ 2021-22 season starts with a Nov. 9 game at St. Bonaventure. 

Siena’s first home game is Nov. 13 against Delaware.

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