Sept. 9, 1997
UVa Hires Doug Knight as Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - University of Virginia head men's lacrosse coach Dom Staersia announced today that Doug Knight is to be his new assistant coach. Knight replaces Michael Murphy who departed in June for a position in New York City.
Knight is a 1997 graduate of Virginia, from the Westminster School in Connecticut and Katonah, NY. He has lettered four times in lacrosse, and he received All American honrors three times (second team in 1995 and first team in 1996 and 1997. He was named to receive the Lt. Raymond Enners award in 1996 as the top player in the US. He led the country in 1996 in scoring (goals per game and points per game. He was the ACC MVP (majoring in anthroplogy) in 1997, and he received All ACC honors in 1995, 1996, and 1997. He also was named to the ACC AcademicHonor Roll in 1996. He captained the 1997 Cavaliers and was named UVa MVP in 1996.
He is the leading UVa scorer in career goals(total and per game) and points(total) as well as season goals(total and per game) and points(total), and he led the ACC this year also in assists. He scored goals in 48 straight games(a UVa mark).
Starsia said in making the announcement, "We are all very excited to have Doug joining our staff. His enthusiasm and charisma, his accomplishments as a player and the quality of his character all point to a promising career in the coaching ranks. His abilitty to replace himself and work with a young returning attack will have a lot to say about the success of our 1998 team. His overall responsibilities will extend to all aspects of the program. The players and staff are looking forward to the start of the fall season and to Doug's contribution."
Knight commented on his new appointment, "I am extremely excited to be joining the UVa lacrosse coaching staff. I have had aspirations of coaching for quite a few years, and I cannot think of a better situation for a first-year coach to step into. I have admired Dom's coaching abilities for the past four years and Coach [Chris] Colbeck's for one. I am now looking forward to sharing their enthusiasm for the game with a great group of players."
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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