An award-winning communications professional, Rob Knox brings over 15-years of experience in several sectors of the media including sports information, newspapers and television to Towson University. A 1996 The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania graduate, Knox is one of the most influential, passionate and accomplished athletic communications professionals in the country.
Knox was inducted into The Lincoln University Athletic Hall of Fame in September 2015. He is currently the second vice president of the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA), which puts him in line to become the first African-American president since 1987 and just the second one in the 60-year history of the organization. Knox participated in the distinguished NCAA Leadership Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2015 and will conclude his two-year commitment in 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Before arriving at Towson, Knox worked at nearby Coppin State University and for ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut as a Statistics Manager in the Statistics & Analysis department for two years. Among his day to day duties were planning and overseeing nightly production, supervising seven direct reports and revising schedules to adjust to major sports developments under real-time deadline pressure.
Prior to working at ESPN, Knox distinguished himself within the Sports Information profession. He worked five years at his alma mater Lincoln University and two years at Kutztown University. Before entering into the Sports Information field, Knox was a full-time sports reporter for the Delaware County Daily Times, a daily publication outside of Philadelphia, for five years.
Knox was named the 2011 College Sports Information Directors’ Association (CoSIDA) Rising Star Award winner. He was also a member of the CoSIDA Board of Directors as a College Division representative and the president of the Black College Sports Information Directors’ Association (BC-SIDA). Knox served as a member of the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee and was the official NCAA representative at the Atlantic Regional championship match. Knox was honored by hometown city of Chester, Pa. with a citation for being a positive role model.