Boys Varsity Soccer · Coach’s Spotlight – Steve Knapp


Name: Steve Knapp

Current Role(s): Health/Physical Education teacher at HHS, boys soccer coach

Years in Current Role(s): 5th year

Additional/Previous Coaching Roles & Experience: Assistant Coach at Malone University for both the mens and womens soccer programs, Head boys soccer coach at Waterloo HS, Assistant coach at Walsh Jesuit girls soccer.

Family: reside in Kent with wife Michelle

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy playing/watching soccer, running/biking, and cheering on Cleveland sports teams.

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Favorite Food: Barrio Tacos

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Favorite Television Show/Movie: TV show – The Office, Movie-Gladiator

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Favorite Vacation Location: Virginia Beach

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Favorite Music/Genre/Artist/Song: 80s music

Favorite Sports Team(s): Cleveland Browns

What do you enjoy most about coaching?

I enjoy seeing players reach goals and potential that they never thought possible.  I enjoy teaching the game that I am so passionate about.

What is your best memory/proudest moment as a coach?

My proudest moment at Hudson is winning the 2017 Kent district championship by coming from behind and defeating Stow.

What goals do you have for your program?

I want the boys soccer team to represent themselves, their families, and their community with integrity and high character and be better people for having been a part of the soccer program.

Awards/Honors/Accolades Earned: The most meaningful award I have received is the “Ron Pinsenschaum” award based upon ethics and sportsmanship.  It is considered the highest honor a coach can receive at the local and state level.