FIU head coach Mike MacIntyre remembered Knox as a caring and dedicated member of the staff, saying he admired Knox’s ardour for the game, however “his real love for his household and teammates is what I’ll at all times bear in mind.”
“He had a particular means of creating everybody round him really feel snug and assured. Luke’s household is particular to me, and they’re going to frequently be in my coronary heart and in my prayers throughout this troublesome time,” MacIntyre stated in a press release.
MacIntyre additionally coached Knox on the College of Mississippi, the place the linebacker spent 4 years earlier than transferring to FIU.
Knox’s older brother, Dawson Knox, additionally performed for Ole Miss earlier than becoming a member of the Payments in 2019. The Knox brothers are from the Nashville suburb of Brentwood, Tennessee.
“Our hearts exit to Dawson and his household throughout this time, and we’re proper there with him and supporting him and his household,” McDermott stated. “Simply tragic information that I woke as much as this morning. We love him and we assist him.”
“There are heavy hearts all through our soccer staff after the passing of Luke Knox,” it reads. “I’m very grateful for my private relationship and time spent with Luke. He was an incredible teammate and an excellent higher one that lifted up everybody round him.”
FIU Athletics stated in a press release that “coaches and assist employees have been reaching out to our soccer household and can proceed to take action to make sure our student-athletes have the assist they want.”