Lights out for Knight: CCHS begins search for new coach | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | July 28, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: July 27, 2016 at 3:56 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
Colleton County High School Athletic Director Chris Collins confirmed Cougar Baseball Head Coach Percy Knight resigned from both his teaching position and coaching duties on Thursday July 21.
Knight served as the head of the Cougar Baseball program for the past eight seasons, during which he led them to a single playoff appearance in 2014-15. While at CCHS, Knight compiled a 17-101 record.
Dr. Melissa Crosby, principal at CCHS, said Knight turned in his resignation on Thursday, citing he had accepted a less-demanding position in order to spend more time with his family. In his letter, Knight stated he was extremely appreciative of his time at Colleton County High School and had enjoyed working closely with so many talented athletes during his time here.
This past spring, Knight led the Cougars to a 4-16 overall record and posted a 1-11 region record. Knight had at least 10 players to go on to play collegiate baseball during his time at Colleton County.
According to Collins, the search for his replacement will begin immediately. “Our search for a new head baseball coach begins today,” said Collins. “We appreciate Coach Knight’s service across the past eight years and wish him much success in his future endeavors.”