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Canadian International, Rock Rugby Coach Dies In Car Accident

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Canadian International, Rock Rugby Coach Dies In Car Accident

Former Canadian international and Rocky Rugby coach in Texas, Todd Knight, died December 30, 2020 in a car accident.

According to reports Knight was traveling in his car alone in very bad weather and his car struck a utility pole and flipped. No other cars were involved.

Knight played for Shawnigan Lake School in British Columbia and was also a BC and Canada U19 player. He went on to play for the University of Victoria and made the Crimson Tide and BC U23 teams. He was then capped by the Canadian national team and also played for Stade Langonais in France as well as the Kitsilano club in Vancouver.

During his time at Kits he also made the British Columbia rep side. In 1998 he moved to the United States to attend Life University. He was part of the Life University team that won the Rugby Super League in 2000. He later earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College. He remained in Texas, opened a practice with his wife, Sheri, and started coaching.

He was a coach with the Rock Rugby HS team from 2010 to 2020 and also worked with the Rugby Texas select side program.

Todd Knight leaves behind his wife Sheri, and two children, Kelsie and Reece, along with his parents and his siblings, as well as hundreds of players and coaches who were grateful to know him.

Paul McCartney, who runs the Ruck Rugby program, told Goff Rugby Report that while Knight had an illustrious career as a player, he was perhaps a better coach.

"He had an extreme talent in coaching the kids and was an unbelievable mentor and father figure to many," said McCartney. "He gave back to the sport that gave him so much and the rugby world will be at a loss with his departure. He also touched thousands of lives through chiropractic. He was highly successful and one of the best chiropractors in his field.  

"Todd will be missed by all, he was bigger than life and a friend to all. His friendships span the world through rugby connections and also the chiropractic community."