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Greg Knapp biography: 13 things about football coach born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Gregory “Greg” Fishbeck Knapp was a football coach born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. He attended Huntington Beach High School in Huntington Beach, California, USA and to Sacramento State University in Sacramento, California where he played football as a quarterback.

Knapp served as an assistant coach in the National Football League for 25 seasons. He and his wife Charlotte Knapp have three daughters together.

Greg was a resident of Danville, California. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. In 1986, he went to training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs. From 1986 to 1988, he served as a running backs coach for the Sacramento State Hornets, the football team for the California State University, Sacramento. He was the team’s wide receivers coach from 1989 to 1990 and assistant head coach and offensive coordinator from 1991 to 1994.
  2. From 1987 to 1990, he went to training camp with the Los Angeles Raiders.
  3. From 1992 to 1994, he went to training camp with the San Francisco 49ers.
  4. He was the San Francisco 49ers’ offensive quality control coach from 1997 to 1998, quarterbacks coach from 1998 to 2000 and offensive coordinator from 2001 to 2003.
  5. From 2004 to 2006, he was the Atlanta Falcons‘ offensive coordinator.
  6. He was the Oakland Raiders‘ offensive coordinator from 2007 to 2008 and in 2012.
  7. In 2009, he was the Seattle Seahawks‘ offensive coordinator.
  8. From 2010 to 2011, he was the Houston Texans‘ quarterbacks coach.
  9. From 2013 to 2016, he was the Denver Broncos‘ quarterbacks coach. On February 7, 2016, he was part of the team’s coaching staff that won Super Bowl 50.
  10. From 2018 to 2020, he was the Atlanta Falcons’ quarterbacks coach.
  11. On January 18, 2021, the New York Jets hired him as its passing-game specialist.
  12. On July 17, 2021, he was riding his bicycle in San Ramon, California when he collided with a single motorist.
  13. On July 22, 2021, he died from his injuries. He was 58.


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