William Carey Athletic Director Shines Positive Light on - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

William Carey Athletic Director Shines Positive Light on University Athletics

Posted: Updated:

 

William Carey University continues to gain positive recognition, in large part to the success of its athletic program.

"Through athletics we can promote our school throughout the country," says William Carey athletic director Steve Knight.

That's because with an athletic director like Steve Knight, William Carey keeps finding success in seemingly every sport, year in and year out.

"You can just see about the success we've had with our sports, and the amount of sports that we've gained over the past couple years. I think he's doing a great job," says William Carey head women's soccer coach Danny Owens.

Owens applauds Knight in the way he leads the program.

"He has really good people working underneath him, and he allows us to do a job, and I think that shows in the success that we've had moving forward."

Knight attributes much of that success to his staff.

"We have hired some very good head coaches, and it starts there. They know the expectations that the school puts on our coaches and our student athletes."

Knight was named Athletic Director of the Year for the Southern States Athletic Conference on Monday. 

Knight is also the 2013 SSAC Men's Basketball Coach of the Year.

He says assuming both roles isn't easy.

"It's tough, being an athletic director and a head coach."

He looks forward to the challenge of building on this year's success in his 32nd year with the university.

"It's going to be difficult, but we're sure going to try."

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Autopsy will determine cause of Parrish drowning

    Autopsy will determine cause of Parrish drowning

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-08-18 01:23:44 GMT
    The body of a man was found in a backyard swimming in Parrish Sunday evening. The victim has been identified as Jonathan M. Vain, 40, of 5119 119th Terrace East., a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report said. ...
    The body of a man was found in a backyard swimming in Parrish Sunday evening. The victim has been identified as Jonathan M. Vain, 40, of 5119 119th Terrace East., a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report said. ...
  • Forrest General Offering Free Cardiovascular Disease Screening

    Forrest General Offering Free Cardiovascular Disease Screening

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-12 14:24:32 GMT
    The following is a press release from Forrest General Hospital.HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Pine Belt residents have an opportunity to receive a free screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) on September 8 and 9 at Forrest General Hospital.Early detection is the key! If you are over age 60 or over age 50 with risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you can qualify for this screening. Dare to C.A.R.E. is a comprehensive cardiovascular disease early detec...
    The following is a press release from Forrest General Hospital.HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Pine Belt residents have an opportunity to receive a free screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) on September 8 and 9 at Forrest General Hospital.Early detection is the key! If you are over age 60 or over age 50 with risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you can qualify for this screening. Dare to C.A.R.E. is a comprehensive cardiovascular disease early detec...
  • Fireman Loses Home To Fire

    Fireman Loses Home To Fire

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:47:41 GMT
    Fireman Loses HomeFireman Loses Home
    SOSO, Miss. - For five years Terrence Pruitt has worked to save homes and families with the Ellisville Fire Department and today it was a different story."When I pulled up, I saw it was a fire in the bedroom and I called 9-1-1...and tried to put it out with the water hose, but I didn't have enough hose to reach around on that side," Pruitt said.Early this morning several fire units responded to a fire at a three bedroom home in Soso. The fire destroyed the house Pruitt called home for 16 year...
    SOSO, Miss. - For five years Terrence Pruitt has worked to save homes and families with the Ellisville Fire Department and today it was a different story."When I pulled up, I saw it was a fire in the bedroom and I called 9-1-1...and tried to put it out with the water hose, but I didn't have enough hose to reach around on that side," Pruitt said.Early this morning several fire units responded to a fire at a three bedroom home in Soso. The fire destroyed the house Pruitt called home for 16 year...
Powered by WorldNow

5912 Hwy. 49, Ste. A
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Telephone: 601.545.2077
Fax: 601.545.3589
Email: newsroom@whlt.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.