Women’s head golf coach Kristi Knight steps down from position

Kristi Knight, head coach of women's golf, and junior Katherine Gravel-Coursol fist bump during the Marilynn Smith-Sunflower Invitational at the Colbert Hills Golf Course on Sept. 8, 2015. (Archive photo by Emily Starkey | The Collegian)

After coaching the Kansas State Wildcats women’s golf team since 1995, head coach Krisiti Knight has stepped down from the position according to K-State Athletics.

Knight led the team to all five of its NCAA Regionals appearances and its four individual berths in program history. Knight has been at the helm of the Wildcats’ success as she has been head coach for every single K-State top-25 team.

“I’m so thankful for my time at K-State and have enjoyed it so much, but it is time for something new for myself and for the program,” Knight said to K-State Athletics. “I’ve worked with a lot of great people during my tenure. I appreciate Max Urick for giving me the opportunity in 1995, and I have worked for many great athletic directors after Max in Tim Weiser, John Currie and Gene Taylor. Additionally, I appreciate the athletics staff that has had an impact on our program, including Casey Scott, Jamie Hamor and Mindy Hoffman.”

The search for a new head coach will begin immediately according to K-State Athletics.

“We are indebted to Coach Knight for her many years of dedication to K-State and the women’s golf program,” athletics director Gene Taylor said to K-State Athletics. “She has helped countless student-athletes over her 28 seasons become not only better golfers but exceptional young women in the classroom and in life, and we wish her nothing but the best. She has poured so much into this program for nearly three decades, providing a wonderful and enticing opportunity for the next head coach.”