Knox Athletics: Moving Forward
As we open up the new year, we’ve been faced with many challenges and one of the biggest challenges has been our move into Section XI. There’s been a great buzz regarding our move, and its one of are we ready? I say absolutely with the mantra of our core values no challenge is ever too big for the “school by the shore”!
This year we will have 14 sports on campus and will be combining with Port Jefferson High School in two others. On our campus we have Boys and Girls Cross Country, one of the few schools who have their own course on campus; Boys and Girls Tennis, on our state-of-the-art tennis courts; Girls Volleyball and Softball; Boys and Girls Badminton, Crew (we have our own area to row in the Stony Brook Harbor), Wrestling, Lacrosse, Soccer; Boys and Girls Basketball, in our newly refurbished gym with new bleachers padded walls, to go with new side baskets; and Equestrian, with our own outdoor and covered riding rings. Also we have refurbished our restrooms and officials rooms to make our facility one that anyone can be proud of!
However, the excitement doesn’t stop there. As I mentioned, we’ve partnered with Port Jefferson High School in two sports Football and Baseball. We have been very fortunate to have such a welcoming neighbor in Port Jefferson, and we look forward to hopefully building on this relationship in the future! We look at these additions along with bringing back both Wrestling and Lacrosse. At this time, we’re happy to announce that Scott Barger ’99 will be heading up our program. Scott is Knox’s greatest wrestler having been named All-State twice and wrestled in the State Championship. Lacrosse is another reason why people will say Knox is the place to be! It has been years since the program has been up and running. Last year we played it as a club and had a great deal of fun now we go back into Section XI and get to see for ourselves why this region is called Lax Heaven.
As I travel around I continually preach to people that our core values are always on display especially on the courts and in the fields. You will see that energy and enthusiasm, along with great teaching, every day when you come through gates of the school by the shore! Integrity, Kindness, Courage, Respect, Responsibility and Scholarship . . . this is who we are. Come join us and partake in the KNOX EXPERIENCE!
Director of Athletics