Gary Knight came to the College of Southern Maryland in July 2017 when he began working as the assistant coach on the men’s soccer team. He switched to the women’s soccer team as the assistant coach in March 2018, but in January 2019, he switched back to work as a co-coach on the men’s soccer team.
Knight graduated from La Plata High School in 1988. He was a US Navy Aviation Electrician from 1988-92. He played soccer for the squadron team when he was in the Navy and when he attended La Plata High School.
Knight has been coaching travel soccer for more than 20 years for both boys and girls teams and coached numerous high school teams for a total of 10 years. He led the McDonough High School boys varsity soccer team to their first ever game in the state championship tournament in November 2016.
Knight currently resides in Waldorf, Maryland. He is married to his wife Tiffiny, and they have five kids.