Longtime football coach had stops in Baltimore City and County


VarsitySportsNetwork.com joins the Baltimore and Carroll County football communities in mourning the passing of Anthony Knox.

Knox, 57, passed away suddenly Nov. 19. His funeral was Monday evening at Morning Star Baptist Church in Woodlawn.

Knox, who recently completed his first season as an assistant at Winters Mill, guided three Baltimore programs – Randallstown, Poly and Reginald Lewis.

He went 33-11 at Randallstown from 1999 to 2002, reaching the Class 3A state semifinals in 1999 and claimed three Baltimore County 4A/3A Division and 3A North Region titles. Knox also coached the Rams’ girls basketball team for five seasons.

He moved to Poly in 2003 where he succeeded John Hammond as football coach. Hammond succeeded legendary Engineer coach Augie Waibel. Knox went 21-11 in three seasons, reaching 2A state postseason play in 2003 and 2004.

In 2007, Knox became the second coach at Reginald Lewis (formerly Northern). The Falcons made their first postseason appearance the following season. He went 16-25 in four seasons.

Knox was also an assistant at Pikesville and Edmondson, his alma mater. The 1981 graduate served from 1988 to 1996 under legendary Edmondson coach Pete Pompey before joining Bruce Strunk’s staff at Randallstown in 1997.

Knox, who earned his Bachelor’s degree at Coppin State and Masters from Coppin and Grand Canyon University, was a certified personal trainer. He recently was a Spin instructor at the YMCA in Catonsville.

He’s survived by son, Anthony Jr., his parents, four sisters, a brother and several nieces, nephews and cousins.