Steve Knight

Steve Knight coaching

At William Carey University where he is head basketball coach and athletic director, Knight has become the all-time winningest college basketball coach in Mississippi history with 590 victories.

  • He passed Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Dave Whitney on Nov. 20, 2010, when he picked up victory number 506.
  • Last season, Knight’s 32nd at Carey, was his best when the Crusaders won 28, lost 3 and went a perfect 18-0 in the Southern States Conference.
  • Knight was named NAIA National Coach of the Year.
  • It was the ninth time he has taken Carey to the NAIA National Tournament.
  • Knight has served as athletic director at Carey since 1987 and during that time Crusader teams have won 33 league championships and made more than 40 trips to national tournaments.
  • As an athlete at Hattiesburg High, Knight helped the Tigers to a state basketball championship.
  • He played both basketball and baseball at Southern Miss, once throwing a no-hitter for the Golden Eagles.
  • He played two seasons in the Seattle Mariners baseball organization before beginning his coaching career.