Head Coach Scott Thompson
When Knoch High School is asked what the premier and probably one of the only professional athletes that ever have graduated from the school, Scott Thompson is first thought of. The man was an all-around athlete who played a variety of sports including baskeball and baseball and was named the best athlete in his graduating class by the student council. He then was drafted after graduation into professional baseball, playing with the Cubs for the most of his career. He then coached several years for Penn Township Baseball Association while his son moved through the little leagues. Knoch baseball was his next step in trying to take a previous 5-15 baseball team who, in the history of their program, had never a winning season. He was to take a team that, the past two years, had one of the best teams on paper and most definetly had some of the best players in the section but still could not win baseball games. It was obvious when he took the job that Knoch had a change in the way they played the great game. Players were much more comfortable, as well as happier to play for Coach Thompson, and weren't as uneasy as they were with the previous coach they had endured for the past three years. The new Knoch Knights started out slow, going 4-5 overall and 0-2 in section but in outstanding regards and with an unbelievable comeback, won the next 6 games to move into first place in the section by defeating the powerhouse team in the area, North Catholic, who Knoch had never beaten in 9 years.