Doug Knott has contributed to the development of soccer, track and field, and tennis in Saskatoon and was the organizer and chairman of the Saskatoon Field House committee when its construction was completed in 1979.
Doug was born in New Westminster and participated in track and field, cross-country running and rugby at the University of British Columbia. He set a Western Conference record in the 880 yards and was on a championship UBC relay team whose lineup included future Prime Minister John Turner.
He came to Saskatoon in 1953, played on the United soccer team, which twice won provincial championships during his 12-year stint with the team.
Doug served the Saskatoon and District Soccer Association at various executive levels, the Saskatchewan Association where he had three turns as president, and served on the Canadian Association's constitutional review committee. He was co-chairman of soccer for the 1977 Western Canada Games and was provincial co-chairman of the World National Cup fund-raising campaign in 1985 and 1986.
He also coached the University cross-country teams, held various roles with the Saskatoon Track and Field Club, officiated at Knights of Columbus meets, was a director of the Riverside Tennis Club and a Sask sport director for three years.
He was chairman of the Field House committee from 1977 until 1979 and was presented with a Special Friend award by the university's College of Physical Education in 1981.