Tim Knox
Tim Knox
Position: Director of Football Operations
Phone: (269) 387-8627
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Tim Knox is entering his 16th season with the Western Michigan football program in 2012, by far the longest tenured member of the football staff.  He has served many roles with the Broncos, beginning with his three seasons (1997-99) as a graduate assistant. 

Knox moved into his current role as the director of football operations in 2000 and served in that capacity for three seasons before filling a need for the program as running backs coach in 2004.  He circled back to his position of director of football operations beginning with the 2005 campaign.

In 2005, Knox resumed his duties as the director of football operations.  In this role he handles every logistical facet of team travel during the season and during the Broncos' recruiting periods.  He handles all aspects of the program's summer football camps during the off-season and his work with NFL scouts and high school coaches is a large piece of the Broncos' success in both areas during his time with the University.  Five former Broncos have been drafted during Knox's time with the Brown & Gold - Louis Delmas and EJ Biggers (2009), Greg Jennings and Tony Scheffler (2006) and Jason Babin (2004), WMU's only first round selection.

A 1997 graduate of Hiram College, Knox holds the distinct honor of being the only member of the WMU football staff to have witnessed two of the program's three nine-win seasons and both of Western Michigan's MAC West Division crowns in 1999 and 2000.  He has also been a member of coaching staffs that have defeated Illinois, Virginia and Iowa (twice).

Knox lettered four years at cornerback for the Terriers, earning All-Ohio Athletic Conference Second Team honors in 1995 and 1996 and honorable mention accolades in 1994. He was also a two-time OAC All-Academic selection in 1995 and 1996.

As a Terrier he also lettered as a member of the baseball team in 1996 and 1997 and acted as a student assistant coach with the men’s basketball program for three seasons.

A native of Bainbridge Township, Ohio, Knox is a 1993 graduate of Kenston High School. Knox lettered a combined eight times in football, basketball and baseball. Knox (36/DOB: 4-29-75) earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Hiram and a master’s in sports administration from WMU in 1999.

From 2007-10, Knox taught an undergraduate class in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation department. The class was Football 1350 and equipped future physical education teachers with the ability to relay the techniques of the game to their students.

Tim, the youngest of three brothers and the proud uncle of seven nieces and nephews, resides in Kalamazoo.  One of his nieces, Maura, appeared in a national ad campaign for Nestle Tollhouse Cookies in 2007.

Tim's father, Al, will enter his 47th year of teaching in Northeast, Ohio, when the 2012-13 school year gets under way.  He has taught students that have gone onto great professional careers, namely movie star Hale Berry (Bedford HS) and LeBron James (St. Vincent-St. Mary HS) of the Miami Heat.