Jun 28, 2012 / 8:00 am
The Okanagan Sun have dipped into the Ontario coaching pool to find their newest assistant coach.
Sun head coach, Gavin Lake, has ventured to Brampton, Ont. to find his defensive backs coach for the upcoming season.
Andre Knights, 32, joins the Sun after coaching at Notre Dame High School in Brampton where he also played his high school football.
After graduating high school, Knights played for Vanier College (CGEP) in Montreal before being recruited to St. Mary’s University in Halifax where he played from 2002 to 2006.
While with the Huskies, he appeared in two Vanier Cups, winning the national title during his freshman season in 2002.
Knights was an AUS All Star while at St. Mary’s, played in the East-West Bowl and was a drafted by the Calgary Stampeders in 2006.
While at St. Mary’s Knights was a teammate of two former Sun players, safety Saleem Borhot (Sun 2003-2005) and quarterback Ryan Perverseff (Sun 2001).
The Sun open training camp July 20.
The regular season kicks off Saturday, August 4 when the Sun host the Langley Rams.
Season tickets are on sale at www.okanagansun.ca.
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