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John Knowles

John Knowles (Coach Knowles)
Contact Information: coachjknowles@aol.com


Coach Knowles comes to us by way of Fairfield, CA where he competed in Football and Track & Field. As a youth he qualified for the Junior Olympics every year he competed. While attending Vanden High School in Fairfield, CA Coach Knowles was a starting Cornerback of the 1994California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division III State Football Champions. After transferring to Fairfield High School in Fairfield, CA Coach Knowles was a top 15 or better ranked runner in the 110 meter high hurdles and the 300 meter intermediate hurdles at the CIF Track and Field State Meet. Upon graduating from high school where he lettered multiple times, he passed on a scholarship opportunity to Louisiana State University (LSU) among others, electing to stay close to home and attend Sacramento State University on scholarship instead. As a freshman he finished 5th at the Big Sky Track and Field Championship in the 400meter intermediate hurdles. Coach Knowles eventually found his way back to playing football, competing as a semi-pro for several years before retiring.

Coach Knowles is a USATF Level 1 certified coach and former Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) member with many years dedicated to coaching the sport of Track and Field. He has coached athletes for the Fairfield City Parks and Recreation Department, Sacramento City Parks and Recreation Department, Elk Grove Unified School District, Sacramento Heat Track Club, and Northern California Sports Alliance.


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