John Knott

John Knott

  • Title:
    Head Coach
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  • Hometown:
    Azusa, CA
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  • Accolades:
    2022, 2019 & 2018 SCC Coach of the Year
  • University/College:
    Azusa Pacific University
  • Mt. SAC Starting Year:

Mt. SAC Head Baseball Coach John Knott will enter his sixth season (2022) with an overall Mt. SAC Coaching Record of 91-64 (.587 winning %) and will look to continue his teams momentum, after two seasons affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic.  Under Knott, the Mounties have continually improved, capturing "Back to Back" South Coast Conference (SCC) Championships in 2018 and 2019.  He led the team to the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championship Tournament in 2018 and the CCCAA So Cal Sectionals in 2019.  The 2020 season looked to be another promising season for his Mounties, before the teams season ended half way through the season with a 13-8 record, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

In less than four years, he has sent over 40 players to the 4-year level and was twice (2018, 2019) named SCC North Division Baseball Coach of the Year.  He has also guided standouts Michael Sandoval ('19 SCC MVP), Zach Bromstead ('18 ABCA Rawlings All-American), Elijah Greene ('18 SCC MVP / ABCA Rawlings All-American) and Jacob Kampen ('18 SCC Most Valuable Pitcher).  



0-0* 0-0* N/A* N/A* *Season cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic


13-8* 4-6* N/A* N/A* *Season ended on 03/09/20
due to COVID-19 Pandemic


26-20 14-8 SCC North Division -SCC North Coach of the Year
-SCC North MVP
Advanced to the
CCCAA So Cal Sectionals


35-14 17-5 SCC North Division -SCC North Coach of the Year
-SCC North MVP
-SCC North Most Valuable Pitcher
-ABCA Rawlings All-Americans
Advanced to the
CCCAA State Championship Tournament


17-22 9-13 -- -- --













Knott joined the Mt. SAC Family in the September of 2016 as a full-time Professor of Kinesiology and Head Baseball Coach.  One of the most successful high school baseball coaches in the local area, Knott developed the powerhouse baseball program at Bonita High from 2005 through 2016.  In 2012, he led the Bearcats to the CIF Championship, winning 30 games and going undefeated in league play (12-0).  Knott had 15 consecutive winning seasons, led his teams to 9 CIF Play-Off appearances, compiled an overall record of 246-75-2 (.762 winning %) and a league record of 103-33 (.752 winning %)(stats as of 05/09/16).

During his time at Bonita, Knott garnered a number of top coaching honors including; 2013 California Baseball Coach of the Year, 2012 CIF Coach of the Year, 2012 San Gabriel Valley Coach of the Year and 2010 & 2012 Daily Bulletin Coach of the Year. Prior to Bonita, Knott also coached at San Dimas High School and Azusa Pacific University.  

Knott is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University where he received his master's degree in Physical Education and bachelor's degree in Psychology.

Knott and his wife Samya reside in La Verne and are proud parents of son Dylan (7) and daughter Vivianna (6).

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and watching baseball games.  

updated on 03/15/22