|Position:||Deputy Director of Athletics/Administration, Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff|
|Alma Mater:||Notre Dame '00|
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 role, 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 Senior Administration, Board of Trustees and Legal Counsel Office. She also assists with oversight and development of special projects within the department, coordinates strategic planning initiatives and has sport oversight for women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field.
On campus, King works with the Healthy Campus Steering Committee, Women’s Weekend Planning Committee and Women’s Impact Network. She also championed the creation and launch of The Rubenstein-Bing ACE program, a collaboration between Stanford and Duke for global civic engagement for student-athletes from both athletic departments.
In February of 2018, King was named to SportsBusiness Journal’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2018. The annual list honors 40 executives for excellence and innovation in their respective careers, all before the age of 40.
A native of Tampa, Fla., King graduated from Notre Dame in 2000, earning a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting while serving 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., before earning a juris doctor degree and sports law certificate from Tulane Law School in 2005.
King 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 while serving on the Arizona State University College of Law’s Sports Law and Business Program Advisory Board. In addition to her responsibilities with Duke Athletics, King 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.