Friday, November 20, 2015

Former Independence Football Coach Tommy Knotts Honored By The Panthers

In case you missed it:

IRMO, SC (WACH) - The Carolina Panthers have named Tom Knotts as their High School Coach of the Week. 

Knotts took over the Dutch Fork program in 2010 and has won four regional titles and won a state championship in 2013. 

"Coach Knotts' passion for the game goes far past motivating his players to win and perform on the field," said Leah Hardy. 

"It's nice for a professional football organization like the Panthers to take an interest in high school football," said Knotts. 

Knotts and the other High School Coach of the Week winners will be honored at half time of the Falcons at Panthers game December 13. 

The Dutch Fork athletic program also received a $1,000 donation from Carolina Panthers Charities.

Cedar's Take: Many of you will remember Coach Knotts days at Independence High School and the epic football program he built. A program that was ultimately killed by CMS and politics. On a personal note Knotts lived across the street from me in Charlotte's Elizabeth neighborhood and Ms Cedar an Indy grad was once married to Knotts' assistant coach. (It's a long and sordid story) We both hated what CMS did to Tommy. 

It's good to see his efforts being recognized. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Barney is a heck of a coach. He always gets the most from his players. Dutch Fork just won the first round of the playoffs. He can ride a bike too.