Grant Knight

Director of Methodology

Teams Coached

  • 04 Boys GLC

  • 05 Boys GLC



I had the fortune to play in Europe professionally in Austria. Before then, played 4 years in College and 3 years in the Premier Developmental League.

Had professional trials in Germany and in Brazil during my post college career. More importantly, I have had the unique opportunity using soccer in developing countries to address certain social issues.

Sport provides an incredible platform to develop people as players and as community ambassadors.

Birth Place

Cleveland, Ohio

Coaching Education

  • USSF A License

  • UEFA B Lincense

  • Master of High Performance Football Coaching (Football Science Institute)

  • MBP Masters in High Performance (Barcelona)

  • USC Master of Coaching and Leadership

  • TOVO License from Spain, Training and Loading Methodology from Spain


Coaching Experience

CUSA-2012-Present, Cedarville University Men's Soccer-2011-Present, Ohio Galaxy-2011, Pride SC- 2010, Keizer SC-2009, West Side Soccer Academy (Austria)- 2008, Keizer SC (OR)- 2006-2007. MLS Internships: Seattle Sounders-2017, DC United-2017, Schalke (Bundesliga) 2017

Coaching Philosophy

Soccer is played with your Mind, your feet are just the tools. I try to help develop each player in their soccer IQ, understanding which tool (technique) is best suited for the situation (tactic).


Holding people accountable to high standards is nothing to apologize for. Failing to stretch them to their potential is.

Favorite Team

FC Barcelona

As part of our year-round training and programming and CUSA offers;

  • Twice per week training in Spring & Fall

  • 2-3 times per week training in Winter on turf under floodlights

  • Indoor Futsal sessions once per week during the winter

  • Pre-season Camp

  • Skills Camps and Clinics


If you are in the Dayton area, and beyond, CUSA is the best club to be at and will provide your player with the best training available in state.

Come out and train with us for a few nights, we guarantee you'll love the experience. Book a couple of training sessions with us