Cleveland City Schools is proud to announce that Cleveland High School Wrestling Coach Joey Knox has been selected as the 2018-2019 TSSAA Wrestling Coach of the Year. Coach Knox has an impressive head coaching record of 65-2 and has led the Blue Raiders to four state titles. He has also coached nine individual state champions.
Dr. Russell Dyer, Director of Schools, said, “Joey Knox is passionate not only about his sport, but more importantly, about his student-athletes. I appreciate his willingness to go above and beyond to do what's right for the program and our kids.”
Coach Knox came to Cleveland High School in 2012 from Chattanooga Central and became the Blue Raider Head Coach in 2017. A graduate of Dublin High School in Georgia and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Coach Knox graduated as a Southern Conference Champion, a 2-time NCAA tournament qualifier, and a top 10 nationally ranked wrestler.
Cleveland High School Principal Autumn O’Bryan said, “Our wrestling program has a rich tradition of excellence. Coach Knox is a tremendous leader for our championship program and we are honored for him to be recognized for his work.”
Coach Knox will now compete for the Section 3 Coach of the Year, which includes eight Southeastern states: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Louisiana along with Tennessee.