Coach Knake is entering his fourth year of coaching with the Mustang Football program. In his tenure with Mount Vernon, Knake has coached Special Teams, Receivers and Defensive Backs.

Under his tutelage, Knake’s Receivers have ranked in the top 3 in Class 2A in TD receptions and receiving yards the past 3 seasons.  In 2015, the Mustangs led the state in TD receptions (38) and receiving yards (3428). On the opposite side of the ball, the Mustang Defensive Backs ranked 2nd in the state in interceptions in 2016; they were ranked in the top 15 in this category in 2017.

In 2018, Coach Knake will be entering his second season as the Special Teams Coordinator and his first season as the Quarterbacks coach. He will continue to work with the Defensive Backs in the Fall. Along with his Varsity responsibilities, Coach Knake serves as the JV Offensive Coordinator for the younger Mustangs.

Coach Knake is a Lisbon High School graduate where he was an All-State selection in 4 sports (football, basketball, track & baseball). Knake also graduated from Cornell College where he played football for four years and earned a BA in Kinesiology.