STARKVILLE, Miss. – Greg Knox, who has spent the past decade as wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Auburn, has been named to Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen’s coaching staff, pending approval by the Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning.
“Greg has over 14 years of experience in the Southeastern Conference and he’s widely respected for the work that he’s done,” Mullen said. “He also has experience coaching in the state of Mississippi and throughout the Southeast.”
Knox comes to Mississippi State following a 14-year stretch as head coach Tommy Tuberville’s wide receivers coach at both Ole Miss and Auburn. Knox was also the recruiting coordinator for the last 13 of those seasons.
A veteran of nine postseason bowl games, Knox helped lead the Auburn offense to the top of the SEC in scoring in both 2004 and 2005. He has tutored six players selected in the National Football League draft.
After earning his bachelor’s degree while playing quarterback for Northeastern State, Knox began his coaching career at his alma mater in 1988. Knox spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Northeastern State and two at Texas Christian before being named to the staff at Stephen F. Austin in 1992.
In three seasons on the Lumberjacks staff as the receivers and special teams coach, Knox helped a program that had won only three games in the previous two seasons to the 1993 I-AA playoffs and a top-25 ranking the following season.
Knox is married to the former Toralyn Foster, and the couple has three sons.
GREG KNOX'S BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Master’s Degree – Northeastern State, 1990
Bachelor’s Degree – Northeastern State, 1986
Born on September 10, 1963 in Rosbud, Texas
Married to the former Toralyn Foster
Three sons, Gregory, Torian and Tyson