Knox Joins Illini after 15 seasons at Western Michigan
Tim Knox is in his first season as the director of football operations for the Fighting Illini in 2012-13. He was hired to head coach Tim Beckman's first staff at Illinois on May 21, 2012.
In the role as director of football operations, Knox handles the logistical facet of team travel during the season, many aspects of the summer camps, and the logistics of Camp Rantoul, while also coordinating many of the team's community service efforts.
Knox came to Illinois after 15 seasons with the Western Michigan football program, including three as a graduate assistant (1997-99), one season as running backs coach (2004) and 11 (2000-03, 2005-11) seasons as director of football operations.
A 1997 graduate of Hiram College, Knox lettered four years at cornerback for the Terriers, earning All-Ohio Athletic Conference Second-Team honors in 1995 and 1996, and honorable mention accolades in 1994. He was also a two-time OAC All-Academic selection in 1995 and 1996.
As a Terrier, he also lettered as a member of the baseball team in 1996 and 1997 and acted as a student assistant coach with the men's basketball program for three years.
A native of Branbridge Township, Ohio, Knox is a 1993 graduate of Kenston High School, where he lettered a combined eight times in football, basketball and baseball. He earned a bachelor's degree in history at Hiram and a master's in sports administration from WMU in 1999.
Knox's father, Al, will enter his 47th year of teaching in Northeast Ohio when the 2012-13 school year gets under way. He has taught students who have gone onto great professional careers, namely movie star Halle Berry (Bedford HS) and LeBron James (St. Vincent-St. Mary HS) of the Miami Heat.
Knox and his fiance, Danielle, are planning a July 2013 wedding. They have one son, Caleb.
|2012-||Illinois (director of football operations)|
|1997-2011||Western Michigan (director of football operations, 2005-11; running backs, 2004; director of football operations, 2000-03; graduate assistant, 1997-99)|