The Bears on Monday hired Austin King as their assistant offensive line coach.
King, 40, was a center who played 34 NFL games with the Falcons from 2004-06. He's spent the last 10 years as a coach, including the past two seasons with the Raiders as an offensive quality control coach (2020) and tight ends coach (2021).
King grew up in Cincinnati. He was selected by the Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 2003 draft out of Northwestern. He was a four-year starter and a three-time All-Big Ten Honorable Mention Selection for the Wildcats, and earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education.
King played with the Falcons for three seasons, appearing in four games in 2004, all 16 contests with his only NFL start in 2005 and 14 games in 2006.
King spent the first three years of his coaching career as an offensive quality control assistant at Toledo (2012-13) and Syracuse (2014). He then worked at Dayton as an assistant coach (2015-16) and offensive coordinator (2017-19) before joining the Raiders.
Since being named Bears head coach Jan. 27, Matt Eberflus has hired all three coordinators, six position coaches and two assistant position coaches:
Luke Getsy (offense)
Alan Williams (defense)
Richard Hightower (special teams)
Andrew Janocko (quarterbacks)
Tyke Tolbert (receivers/passing game coordinator)
Jim Dray (tight ends)
Chris Morgan (offensive line)
Dave Borgonzi (linebackers)
James Rowe (defensive backs)
Assistant position coaches:
Austin King (offensive line)
David Overstreet II (defensive backs)