Daniel Knause – Chartiers Valley High School
Chartiers Valley High School’s head varsity football coach Daniel Knause recognizes athletics is a platform where coaches can positively influence young men and women beyond the field. Coach Knause believes in character building, and when he was introduced to Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) by Bernie Colbert, a prevention educator from Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, he knew the program would be beneficial to his football team. “CBIM has helped us build better men.”
When asked what his hope is for the athletes who participate in CBIM, Coach Knause stated, “We hope they become caring individuals who treat the opposite sex with dignity and respect.” Coach Knause shares one of his most impactful strategies when delivering the program is to make a personal connection: “talking about women our athletes’ love helps them adopt the philosophy.”
Coach Knause credits his team for all their efforts and hard work to make this program a success.