Former Yellow Jacket Grant Knight has been part of the men’s soccer staff as an assistant coach since 2011.
The Wellington, Ohio native played three seasons for Cedarville in 2003-04 and 2006 and was a two-time team captain. He appeared in 55 matches with 45 starts totaling 11 goals and 6 assists for 28 points.
Knight was a member of the 2006 NCCAA national runner-up squad. He was an NCCAA Midwest Region Team selection, was tabbed NCCAA All-America honorable mention, and was an NAIA and NCCAA Scholar-Athlete.
Knight, a 2006 CU grad with a degree in psychology, gained three years of PDL experience playing for the Cascade Surge in Oregon. He was a two-time team captain and served as the squad’s community director.
Knight had a short stint playing professionally for SV Gerasdorf in Austria and later spent time in Amberg, Germany and in Porto Alegre, Brazil training with FC Amberg and Gremio Esportivo Sapucaiense.
Knight has coached at various levels with club and academy in the U.S. and in Austria. Currently, he works with CUSA SC in Centerville, Ohio as their Director of Coaching Methodology and Outreach.
Knight travels regularly internationally using soccer as a vehicle to affect change in the community. He partners with organizations that seek to use soccer as a platform to raise awareness of current issues impacting the country.
Knight holds a USSF A coaching license. He’s earned the United Soccer Coaches Master of Coaching diploma along with various coaching diplomas from Spain. He is currently finishing his UEFA B coaching badge from the Irish FA.
Knight has conducted various internships and coaching visits around the world some of which include: D.C. United and the Seattle Sounders from the MLS, FC Schalke in the German Bundesliga, and Red Bull Salzburg from Austria. Most recently, he returned from Argentina visiting Boca Juniors.
Grant and his wife, Lisa Marie Knoetig, reside in Xenia with their son, Liam Wesley, and daughter, Lilli.