Ty Knott
Personal information
Born: (1967-12-09) December 9, 1967 (age 53)
Career information
College:Oregon Tech
Career history
As coach:
* Oregon Tech (1988–1989)
Defensive backs coach
As executive:
* San Francisco 49ers ( 2009 2010)
Director of Player Development

Ty Knott (born December 9, 1965) is an American football coach. He was recently the special teams coordinator and running backs coach for the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).

Early life[edit | edit source]

Knott was born on December 9, 1965 in Los Angeles, California.[1] He attended the Oregon Institute of Technology where he played as a defensive back.

Career[edit | edit source]

Knott worked as an assistant coach at Whittier College, Indiana University, Mt. San Antonio College, and Greenville College, University of Minnesota Crookston, and Texas Southern University.

In the National Football League, Knott was an offensive assistant for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2002.[2] A year later, he became the defensive quality control coach for the New Orleans Saints, a position he served from 2003 to 2005.[3][4] He was hired as the offensive quality control coach of the Green Bay Packers in 2006,[5] but was fired after the 2008 season.[6] In 2009 and 2010, he was the Director of Player Development for the San Francisco 49ers, where he worked with head coach Mike Singletary.[7][8][9]

In 2018, Knott reunited with Singletary on the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football, where Knott will serve as the running backs coach and special teams coordinator.[10]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Ty Knott". Arhe. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110707161639/http://www.arhenetwork.com/profiles/view/3111/Ty-Knott. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  2. Walterskirchen, Chris (July 28, 2002). "Trivia". Missoulian. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24520612/trivia/. Retrieved October 13, 2018. "First-year Jacksonville offensive assistant Ty Knott could work with Bud Selig."
  3. "New Orleans Saints Roster History: What's In A Name?". SB Nation. May 18, 2013. https://www.canalstreetchronicles.com/2013/5/18/4342700/new-orleans-saints-roster-history-interesting-names. Retrieved October 13, 2018. "From 2003-2005, the Saints had one Ty Knott on the coaching payroll (and as long as he was with his brother, Fred, I bet he NEVER had trouble getting served in a bar)[.]"
  4. "Packers". Wisconsin State Journal. January 18, 2006. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24520523/packers_hirings_2006/. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  5. "Ty Knott latest news and rumors". KFFL. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141204205134/http://www.kffl.com/player/13625/nfl/news/ty-knott. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  6. Huber, Bill (January 7, 2009). "Another coach fired by McCarthy". 247Sports.com. https://247sports.com/nfl/green-bay-packers/Article/Another-coach-fired-by-McCarthy-104583058/. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  7. Brown, Daniel (June 11, 2010). "49ers notebook: Singletary says no to fights at practice". The Mercury News. https://www.mercurynews.com/2010/06/11/49ers-notebook-singletary-just-says-no-to-fights-at-practice/. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  8. "Ty Knott - 2011-12 Football Coaching Staff - Texas Southern University". Texas Southern Tigers. https://tsusports.com/coaches.aspx?path=football&rc=8. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  9. Vito, Chris (July 16, 2012). "Ty Knott Named New Defensive Coordinator at University of Minnesota, Crookston". Minnesota–Crookston Golden Eagles. https://goldeneaglesports.com/news/2012/7/16/FB_0716123244.aspx. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  10. Ceide, Mike (October 9, 2018). "Express announce coaching hires for inaugural season". WREG-TV. https://wreg.com/2018/10/09/express-announce-coaching-hires-for-inaugural-season/. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
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