Brian Knorr

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Brian Knorr
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Defensive Assistant/AHC
Team Air Force
Conference Pac-12
Biographical details
Born (1963-12-20) December 20, 1963 (age 54)
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Playing career
1982–1985 Air Force
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1994 Air Force (Assistant OL/JV)
1995–1998 Ohio (ILB)
1999–2000 Ohio (DC)
2001–2004 Ohio
2005–2006 Air Force (OLB/S)
2007 Air Force (AHC/ILB)
2008–2010 Wake Forest (WR)
2011 Wake Forest (Co-DC/ILB)
2012 Wake Forest (DC/ILB)
2013 Wake Forest (DC/OLB)
2014–2015 Indiana (DC/DE/OLB)
2016 Ohio State (STQC)
2017 Arizona (ST/TE)
2018-Present Air Force (Asst./AHC)
Head coaching record
Overall 11–35

Brian Knorr (born December 20, 1963) is a college football coach. He was most recently the defensive coordinator for the Indiana Hoosiers football team. He graduated from the Air Force Academy and played quarterback. He also was an assistant at the Air Force Academy when he went to Ohio University with Jim Grobe. He was the head coach of the Ohio Bobcats program from 2001 to 2004. He was fired on November 18, 2004,[1] after he compiled an 11–35 (.239) record in four seasons. He was replaced by the more successful Frank Solich. He previously served as a defensive coordinator under the previous head coach, Grobe. His best season came in 2004, when his team went 4–7, including 2–6 in conference play. Until February 2008 he served as an assistant head coach at the Air Force Academy under head coach Troy Calhoun. In 2008, he accepted a position that will reunite him with Grobe at Wake Forest University. In January, 2016, Knorr did not have his contract renewed by Indiana.[2]

On June 29, 2016, Knorr was hired by Ohio State as a Quality Control Assistant under coach Urban Meyer.[3] Knorr left Ohio State to become the Special Teams and Defensive Ends coach at the University of Arizona. In March 2018, Knorr was Hired as a Defensive Assistant at Air Force, making it his third stint at the Academy. [4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ohio Bobcats (Mid-American Conference) (2001–2004)
2001 Ohio 1–10 1–7 7th (East)
2002 Ohio 4–8 4–4 4th (East)
2003 Ohio 2–10 1–7 6th (East)
2004 Ohio 4–7 2–6 5th (East)
Ohio: 11–35 53–35
Total: 11–35

Coaching tree[edit]

Assistants under Brian Knorr who became NCAA head coaches:


  1. ^ "Knorr Named Defensive Coordinator At Air Force". January 5, 2005. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
  2. ^ Zach Osterman (January 16, 2016). "Hoosiers tap Indiana native Tom Allen as defensive coordinator". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Ohio State football | Joker Phillips hired as offensive quality control coach". Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  4. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)

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