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Knobloch – with 15 outright state titles and 580-46-4 record – steps down as head coach for Moorestown (NJ) girls

Monday, 15th October 2018

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 10/15/18
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Deanna Knobloch, who won 15 outright state championships and posted a remarkable 580-46-4 record at Moorestown High (N.J.), has retired as girls’ lacrosse head coach.

Moorestown’s longtime coach Deann Knobloch (second from right) and husband and assistant KC (far right), have stepped down after many glorious years. This photo was taken after they guided the Quakers to the 2018 Tournament of Champions title.

Knobloch, who guided her Quakers to the Group 3 and Tournament of Champions titles this spring, informed her players on Thursday. Her husband and long-time assistant, K.C., also stepped down.

The Knoblochs said they chose this time to retire so they could watch their two children play lacrosse at higher levels. Kacey Knobloch was a standout senior for the Quakers this year and is now a freshman at defending NCAA champion James Madison. Son Shane, a junior at Moorestown, recently committed to Rutgers.

The Knoblochs will continue to run the South Jersey Select club program, a power in South Jersey.

Deanna Knobloch’s teams dominated New Jersey lacrosse for many years, winning 228 straight in-state games from 2000-10. In 2018, Moorestown toppled Ridgewood, 14-9, to win the Tournament of Champions, and earned the No. 1 spot in the final Rankings.

Knobloch’s descendants are sprinkled all over the coaching profession. Six of her former players are coaching in college, including head coaches Kateri Linville (Delaware, and Chelsea Gamble (Oregon).

Nine of her former players are coaching in high school. In South Jersey, current alums serving as head coaches include Williamstown’s Brooke Cantwell, Rancocas Valley’s Sara Shelley, OLMA’s Jen Valore, and Shawnee’s Julie McGrory.

Knobloch, who was named National Lacrosse Coach of the Year in 2012 by the National Federation of State High School Associations, also won the Positive Coaching Alliance’s coveted Double-Goal Coach Award presented by MaxPreps for her positive impact on youth athletes in 2014.



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