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Doug Knott (CAN)

Date of birth: 1927-11-10
Birthplace: New Westminster, BC, CAN
Raised: New Westminster, BC, CAN
Date of death: 2009-06-05
School(s): University of British Columbia & University of Wisconsin
Profile Text Last Updated 2013-12-05
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Douglas Ronald Knott... he was 81 years old when he passed away in Saskatoon, SK on 5 June 2009... earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from University of British Columbia... earned his Masters in 1949 and a PhD in 1952, both from the University of Wisconsin... worked in the faculty of the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan from 1952 to 1993 (served as Acting Dean of Agriculture in 1979 and again in 1989; served as Associate Dean of Research from 1988-93)... served as president of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (1958-59)... was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada in 1999... author of the book, “The Wheat Rusts: Breeding for Resistance”... was noted in his obituary, he was “an internationally-recognized expert in wheat stem and leaf rust resistance”... also written in his obituary, “his life exemplified his values, which included loyalty to friends and family, giving back to the community, getting the job done without seeking glory”... 

For Club

played for Saskatoon United... 

For Sport

served as coach of University of Saskatchewan cross-country running team... served as president of the Saskatchewan Soccer Association (1977-80 and 1982-85)... served as a board member of The Soccer Hall of Fame (from 2005 until his death in 2009)... 

Year Prize Honour
?year Life Member Saskatchewan Soccer Life Member
1999 Member / Membre Order of Canada
1993 Recipient / Récipiendaire Canada Soccer Award of Merit
1992 Honoured Builder / Bâtisseur honoré (soccer) Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame
1986 Recipient Saskatchewan Soccer David Newsham Outstanding Volunteer Award


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