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Former Coach Tony Knap Dies at Age 96

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 7:58 am / September 27, 2011

Former football coach Tony Knap died Saturday, Sept. 24, in Pullman, Wash. He was 96.

Knap led the Broncos to the Camellia Bowl, three Big Sky Conference titles and the Division II semifinals, and his winning percentage of 78.6 is Boise State’s third best.

Knap coached from 1968-1975 as the school transitioned from Boise College to Boise State College and then to Boise State University. He was inducted into the Boise State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982.

Knap began his career as an Idaho high school coach and later coached in California, at Utah State and for the Canadian Football League.  After leaving Boise State, he coached at UNLV. His career coaching record was 143-53-4.

Coach Tony Knap with players Dan Dixon and Jim Ryan.

Read the Idaho Statesman story here.

Photo from the Albertsons Library archives.