Robert Montgomery Knight

NAME: Robert Montgomery Knight

BORN: October 25, 1940

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

born...Massilon, Ohio (Stark County)
hometown...Orrville, Ohio (Wayne County)

EDUCATION:

graduated...Ohio State University (education B.S.)

OCCUPATION: basketball coach

FAST FACTS:

Knight played college ball for the famous Buckeye coach, Fred Taylor. His squad, one that included the likes of John Havlicek and Jerry Lucas, played in three national finals, winning one NCAA championship.

At age 24, he became the coach at West Point, making him the youngest head coach ever appointed to a major college program.

In 1971, he left the Academy to take over at Indiana University. While there, he led the Hoosiers to three National titles, one NIT title, and eleven Big Ten championships.

Knight was voted National Coach of the Year four times (1975, 1976, 1987, 1989) and Big Ten Coach of the Year five times (1973, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981).

He is currently the head coach at Texas Tech University.