Dick Knox has an impressive coaching resume at several high schools, but he may be best remembered for almost 20 years on staff with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. A native of Indianapolis, Knox is a 1961 graduate of Atlantic Christian (now Barton) College and is a member of that school’s Hall of Fame. He embarked on an excellent coaching career, primarily coaching basketball and football, that took him to a number of stops, including Dunn, Jacksonville, New York Military Academy, Vaiden-Whitley, Raleigh Enloe, Wilson Fike, Greensboro Smith and Greensboro Grimsley. He came to the NCHSAA in 1984 and served as supervisor of officials and deputy executive director. An outstanding high school and college basketball game official, Knox also served as the chairman of the basketball rules committee for the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). He was a member of the wrestling, baseball and football national rules committees as well. He is a member of the North Carolina Athletic Directors’ Hall of Fame and received a Distinguished Service Award from the National Federation.
July 8, 2019