Pat Knight Biography – American Basketball Coach

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Bob Knight's son Pat Knight

Pat Knight is an American basketball coach. Photo Source: QOFP.

  • Birth DateSeptember 21, 1970
  • Birth Name Patrick Clair Knight
  • Age 54
  • Also Known As Pat Knight
  • Height 6' 3"
  • Father's Name Bob Knight
  • Mother's Name Nancy Falk
  • Birth Place West Point, New York, United States
  • Birth Sign Virgo
  • Ethnicity White
  • Nationality American
  • Profession College Basketball Coach
  • Partner Amanda Shaw
  • Relationship Status Not Confirmed
  • Eye Color Black
  • Hair Color Brown
  • Education Degree in Sports Management

Last updated on April 7th, 2022 at 04:51 am

If you are a basketball fan, you must be familiar with the legendary American basketball coach, Robert Montgomery Knight. He is best known as Bob Knight and ‘The General.’ Knight is a famous and successful coach who popularized the motion offense.

However, Bob retired on February 4, 2018, after achieving his 900th win. After his retirement, Bob’s son Patrick Knight aka Pat Knight took his place as the successor.

Well if you are a fan of Bob, then you surely will want to know more about his son Pat too, so in this article, we will talk more about the young man.

Was Raised By Legendary Basketball Coach Bob Knight

Pat was born to Bob Knight and Nancy Falk, as Patrick Clair Knight on September 21, 1970, in West Point, New York. He is a basketball coach and a scout too, but it’s not unimaginable, after all growing up with his legendary dad must have some influence on him.

Pat Knight's Dad Bob Knight
Pat Knight with his pops Bob Knight, at a basketball game. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

Furthermore, Patrick has a younger brother, named Tim Knight. Pat’s brother Tim, unlike him, isn’t a basketball player nor a coach. But Tim does work in the sports department as the executive director of the Coaches & Friends For The Military. So, it’s safe to assume that the siblings did look up to their father.

Moreover, the pro basketball coach Bob remarried Karen Vieth Edgar, after divorcing his ex-wife Nancy Falk. Although Bob and Karen didn’t have a child together, they still call Patrick and Tim their children. In addition, Pat’s stepmother Karen is also a well-known coach at Lomega High School, Oklahoma.

Pat graduated from Bloomington High School North, in Indiana. And he has a degree in sports management. He was a very well-known basketball player at the high school and later he joined Indiana University, where he continued playing basketball under his father.

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Pat Knight Net Worth And Career

As mentioned above, Patrick attended Bloomington High School North, where he began his career as a basketball player. Later on, he continued to play for the Indiana University Hoosiers from 1991 to 1995.

Pat’s tenure as head coach stretches back over a decade. It was 2007 when he took over as head coach of the Texas Tech basketball team.

The average salary of a head coach in Texas, Indiana, falls around the range of $42,963 and $72,492 according to So, we can assume that the famous American coach too got a comparable salary around the range.

After that, he got the opportunity to join Lamar, where he was offered a $150,000 annual salary. Although his salary was satisfactory, Pat was quite disappointed with the seniors of Lamar which he talks on an Interview with Fox Sports.

But his career as a head coach isn’t the only thing that counts. Pat Knight’s income sources also include radio and TV shows, endorsements, and consulting contracts with athletic shoes, to name a few.

Well, it’s safe to assume that Pat Knight’s net worth is still increasing with all his financial sources. In addition to that, his father Bob Knight’s net worth is estimated at $15 million.

Another individual who has found fame from his basketball career is Jimmy Boeheim.

Pat Knight’s Private Married Life With His Wife

Patrick met his wife Amanda Shaw in the early 2000s as per the article by SuperbHub. The pair fell in love and got married in 2002. The couple’s relationship is kept on the low, as Pat doesn’t like to make his personal matters public.

Moreover, there has been any news of Pat Knight and his spouse having children. So, the couples have no kids together to date. Besides that, Pat Knight’s wife Amanda Shaw was elected to the Special Olympics Board, Texas in 2014.

Well, we wish that the American coach Pat will achieve more success and fame.