Dennis McKnight

Dennis Neal McKnight (born September 12, 1959) is the Offensive Assistant and Special Teams Coach for the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL. He is a former American football guard who played in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions, and the Philadelphia Eagles. McKnight played college football at Drake University.

Dennis McKnight
Coach Dennis McKnight, June 22, 2019.jpg
Current position
TitleOffensive assistant and Special Teams
TeamHouston Roughnecks
Biographical details
Born (1959-09-12) September 12, 1959 (age 61)
Dallas, Texas
Playing career
1982–1988San Diego Chargers
1990Detroit Lions
1991Philadelphia Eagles
1992Detroit Lions
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1981Southeast Missouri State (GA)
1999–2000Hawaii (assistant)
2001–2003Grossmont CC (CA) (OL/ST)
2005San Diego State (TE)
2006–2007Hawaii (OL/ST)
2008SMU (OL)
2009–2010SMU (ST)
2011Edmonton Eskimos (RB)
2012-2013Lamar (OL/ST)
2017Hamilton Tiger-Cats (ST)
2018–2019Hamilton Tiger-Cats (OL)
2020–presentHouston Roughnecks (OA/ST)

Coaching careerEdit

McKnight was the running back coach of the Edmonton Eskimos in 2011. On February 1, 2012 Lamar University hired McKnight to take over as the offensive line and special teams coach.[1]

Dennis McKnight was named Offensive Line Coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats March 1, 2018. He originally joined the organization as Special Teams Coordinator February 9, 2017.[2]

On December 5, 2019 Houston Roughnecks hired McKnight to take over as the offensive assistant and special teams coach.[3]


  1. ^ "Lamar to announce three football coach hires monday". March 4, 2012.
  2. ^ "DENNIS McKNIGHT Offensive Line Coach". Hamilton Tiger Cats. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Houston Roughnecks Add Dennis McKnight And Robert Lyles To Staff". December 5, 2019.

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