“It is with great excitement that I accept this position to be the next Athletic Director at Tri-West. This is a growing school corporation in a fantastic community with a tradition of excellence in athletics,” said Knapp. “This corporation and community has shown time and time again a commitment to betterment of its programs and facilities, and I am eager to get started with helping to further this progress.”
There are family ties for Knapp in this community as well, despite his South Bend roots. “My wife is a Tri-West graduate, and my father-in-law still farms the land in Pittsboro that has been in the family since 1910,” said Knapp. “I am looking forward to making a difference in this corporation and the opportunity to raise my children in a community that has given so much to my wife and her family.”
Knapp is in his nineteenth year as an athletic administrator. A native of northern Indiana, Knapp graduated from Ball State University in 2003. He began his career at Shawe Memorial Jr./Sr. High School (Madison, Indiana) serving as Athletic Director for three years. He then was hired at Southwestern (Hanover) High School, where he served one year as Athletic Director and Dean of Students. Knapp spent the next four years as the Athletic Director at Greencastle High School, followed by a two-year stint as Assistant Athletic Director at Franklin Community High School. Knapp spent the last nine years as the Assistant Athletic Director (8) and Athletic Director (1) at Center Grove High School. He and his wife Beth will reside in Pittsboro with their three children.