Knauer, who was also a finalist for the award last season, earned the honor which is given to the NCAA Division I, II, III or NAIA assistant coach that has excelled in working with student-athletes both on the course and in the classroom.
“This is a humbling experience,” said Knauer. “It is always nice to be honored by your peers and colleagues. Because the voting is done by fellow assistant coaches, this award means a little more. There is a large piece of this that goes to Coach (Rick) LaRose and the guys on the team. It wouldn’t have been possible without their efforts.”
Now in his eighth year at
In Knauer’s tenure, 15 UA golfers have earned All-America honors and 25 have garnered all-Pac-10 Conference accolades. He has been a part of three NCAA Regional championship teams and 10 NCAA Championship qualifying teams in his 11-plus seasons as a Division I assistant.
Knauer will have the opportunity to further their professional development by being a guest of TaylorMade-adidas Golf at the PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit, as well as an invitation to the