Would you like to say hello to the State high jump champion,
stand out safety and wide receiver at both the high school and
collegiate NCAA Division 1A level, who's best sport was
baseball? Meet Jeff Knox.
This multi-faceted athlete showed his wares as a 3 sport student
at AB in the mid-80s. Always a good athlete, Jeff blossomed
his Junior year when he was gently coaxed by Ed Leary (ab),
to report to football practice. He flourished as a safety and
wide receiver on the '84 team. His Senior year playing on a
challenged team, Jeff excelled, earning DCL and Lowell Sun
All-Star honors and played in the coveted Harry Agganis All
Again "encouraged" by Coach Leary (ab), he went out for track
his junior year and with no prior experience, won the State high
jump championship clearing 6'4".
Jeff's first love was baseball, which he feels was his best sport.
A starting pitcher and center fielder, Jeff was a Lowell Sun All-
Star and DCL All-Star his senior year. The '85 team was DCL
Champs and the '86 team ran the table and was Emass Division
Jeff attended Division 1AA University of Maine on a football
scholarship in '87 and was a 3 year starter at wide receiver
until a knee injury halted his career. The Black Bears team of
'87 and '89 were Yankee Conference champions.
Jeff entered the Marine Corps following college and currently
lives in Saco, Maine. Jeff and his wife Angela have 3
daughters, Kera, Khela and Vanessa.
Jeff's most memorable
moment at AB was being the winning pitcher in the Emass
championship game, beating the heavily favored Brockton
Boxers in a tournament run nobody but AB saw coming.