The 2018 season will be Wayne L. King, Jr.'s 33rd season as the head baseball coach at Joliet Junior College.
As a member of the 2009 NJCAA Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, Coach King has the most wins in the history of JJC with an overall record of 1105-715-2. He also serves as JJC's Director of Athletics.
During King’s tenure as Wolves head coach, he has guided his teams to three NJCAA national championships (1994, 2008, 2012), three national runner-up finishes (1995, 2007, 2015), and two third place finishes (1997, 2006). He has made 12 total NJCAA World Series appearances, has earned sixteen Region IV Division III tournament championships and claimed seven N4C titles.
Without question, King’s coaching success has not gone unnoticed. He has been voted Coach of the Year in the competitive N4C seven times. For the Wolves success in 1994, 2008, and 2012 he was named NJCAA Division III National Coach of the Year, Coach of the Year for the Division III World Series and District B Coach of the Year. King was inducted into the Region IV Hall of Fame by his fellow Region IV athletic directors as an administrator/coach in 2004. The JJC baseball field was officially named Wayne L. King, Jr. Field in a field dedication ceremony in 2009.
A graduate of Ohio University, King earned four varsity letters in baseball playing for the Bobcats. While earning his bachelor's and master's degrees from O.U., King spent six years as the Bobcats assistant baseball coach for then-Head Coach, Jerry France.
King attended Beaver Local High School in East Liverpool, OH where he earned ten varsity letters in football, basketball, and baseball. He was inducted into the Beaver Local High School Hall of Fame in August of 2008.
King and his wife Janine will be married for 36 years this year.
"Janine is a wonderful wife and gives me all the support I could ask for," King said.
Together they have two children; daughter Stacey and son Kelsey. The King's have two grandchildren, Melaney and MaKenna.