Nina King joined the Duke athletics staff in September of 2008 and serves as the department's Deputy Director of Athletics for Administration/Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff. In this capacity, King has oversight responsibilities for the department’s Human Resource operation, Recreation and Physical Education, and the development and execution of all department contracts while serving as the liaison to the University Legal Counsel Office. In addition, she assists with oversight and planning for special projects within the department, coordinates strategic planning initiatives and is the primary contact between Duke Athletics and the university administration, including the Board of Trustees, President’s office, and senior administration. She has sport oversight for men’s and women’s cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field.
King is a 2000 graduate of Notre Dame, where she earned a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting. She served as the head manager for Notre Dame's women's swimming and diving program as a senior. After graduation, King served internships in the Notre Dame Athletics Department, NCAA and Nike, Inc.
A native of Tampa, Fla., King went on to earn a juris doctor degree and sports law certificate from Tulane Law School in 2005. King returned to her alma mater and served as the Director of Rules Education from 2005-08. She is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, Sports Lawyers Association, University of Notre Dame National Monogram Club and Florida Bar Association.
King serves on the NCAA Division I Committee on Institutional Performance. She also co-teaches a sports business course in Duke’s Fuqua School of Business as part of Duke’s MBA program alongside Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White.
King and her husband, Rick, reside in Durham and are the parents of Connor Stephan, who was born February 7, 2011, and Austin Casey, born September 21, 2012.