The move comes after King’s first season as head coach, where he led the Lions to a 16-11 record, the second seed in the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens tournament, and an appearance in the Intersectional semifinals, where the team fell to Christ the King in a closely contested game.
“I had my opportunity. I thought I did well enough to return,” King said, “but I’m not in control of the situation. They did what they thought was best for Loughlin.”
Call to Bishop Loughlin for comments were not returned.
Prior to last season, King had served as an assistant at Loughlin for four years. Since resigning, King has returned to running workouts for children.
“It was best to go back to my roots,” he said, “which is grassroots basketball and workouts for kids in 7th and 8th grade.”
King said he plans to return to coaching in the future, but added: “at what level, I don’t know.”