Coach Knauf has been coaching for over 14 years with the last 8 in the AAU circuit with the formation of Rockford Elite Basketball he founded at that time. This past year he coached the 16U Illinois Stars Elite in the Powerade circuit. His philosophy is to teach fundamentals and develop the skill set for grade school boys to be able to play the next level and beyond.
NCAA Certified Coach
Rockford Elite Basketball Mission:
Rockford Elite was formed to provide a sound foundation for Northern Illinois youth boys wanting to develop their skills in the game of basketball and their character as young men in the 3rd through 8th grades.
Our mission has now widened to allow for opportunities for this group of youth to play basketball competitively on a national scale with our partnership with the Illinois Stars under the contracts bestowed via Under Armour and Adidas. This platform gives our community the opportunity for those whom wan to play at the collegiate level the chance to be exposed and potentially have their education funded in full through this process and program we have developed.