Craig Knoche begins his seventh year at University of Chicago in 2015 and his fifth as offensive coordinator.
He will again coach the quarterbacks, tight ends and wide receivers. His additional roles for the team include recruiting coordinator, video coordinator and strength and conditioning director. Prior to being promoted to offensive coordinator in the spring of 2011, he was an assistant coach for the Maroons, coaching running backs in 2009 and wide receivers in 2010. In his six years, the Maroons have celebrated two undefeated UAA championship seasons (2010, 2014), three UAA Offensive Players of the Year (2010, 2011, 2014) and two UAA Rookies of the Year (2009, 2014). Additionally, 49 Maroons have earned First or Second team All-UAA recognition on offense.
Prior to his arrival at UChicago, Knoche was a graduate assistant at the University of Wisconsin (2007-08) where he worked with the offensive line, quarterbacks and receivers. He spent the 2006 season as a staff assistant at Stanford University and worked with the offensive line. Knoche began his coaching career as the receivers coach at North Park University (2004-05).
Knoche won three varsity letters at Illinois Wesleyan University, from which he earned degrees in mathematics and Spanish in 2002. The 2000 and 2001 IWU football teams were College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin champions. Knoche earned a master's degree in pure mathematics from the University of Illinois in 2006. He is recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and serves as a co-director of the Strength and Conditioning program at UChicago.
Coach Knoche recruiting regions - Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington