McKnight is an assistant athletic trainer entering his third season working for the Gallaudet University football, women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, and baseball teams.
McKnight graduated from Gallaudet University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education and biology along with University honors. He then attended Shenandoah University where he received a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2013.
In Summer 2013, he had an opportunity to gain international experience going to Sofia, Bulgaria work to as an athletic trainer for USA men's basketball team for Summer Deaflympic Games.
McKnight is also an adjunct professor for biology and physical education departments where he teaches a couple of classes each semester for last two and half years that included Human Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition, and Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries.
McKnight is a member of several athletic training associations: National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association, and District of Columbia Athletic Trainers' Association (DCATA). He is also a board member of the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss (AMPHL).
The Shirley, Ma. native graduated from The Learning Center for the Deaf, now Marie Philip School, in Massachusetts in 2006.
McKnight currently resides in Washington, D.C.