Chris McKnight was an Associate Scout for the Baltimore Orioles organization from 2015-2018 and for the Philadelphia Phillies organization from 2008-2015. Chris is also a former NCAA Collegiate Head Coach at Frostburg State University and Dowling College. He led FSU to its first NCAA Regional Championship win in the history of the University and set another school record with back to back NCAA Regional appearances.
McKnight was the fastest coach to reach 100 wins and led the Bobcats to 8 straight postseason appearances while compiling a 98-28 conference record. Over 115 of his players received all-conference honors, including the prestigious Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Chris also was the Chairperson for the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee.
Chris served as a coach for USA Baseball Great Lakes National Team Identification Series. During 2008-09 he was the Field Manager/Director of Baseball Operations for the Texarkana Gunslingers Pro Baseball Club. During the 2009 season, McKnight led the Gunslingers to the Championship series and his team led the league in batting average and on-base percentage.
Chris was named coach of the All-Star team where 9 of his players were selected to participate in the event. In 2008, Chris took over the Gunslingers with a record at 2-10 and proceeded to win 36 games, earning the “slingers” a championship series bid.