Dr. Kendall McKnight

Master Life Coach, Master Mental Performance Coach & Consultant: Serving Clients Globally

Master Mental Performance Coach-Pentagon Sports, Inc.






Our Motto: Passion, Innovation, & Success

Our Goal, Vision, and Mission Statement:

To Inpsire Athletes,  Individuals, Coaches, Sports Teams,  Business Leaders, Sales Teams,  Executives, & Organizations towards the pursuit of excellence in Sports, Life, and Business Building Championship Teams and enjoying the journey!




“One thing about championship teams is that they’re resilient.” Nick Saban


Football Experience & Coaching Experience:

Played football in high school and in college. I played outside linebacker and special teams. In college, I won the Blood and Guts Award at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. This Award is given annually to a player that sets the example, not only on game day, but everyday on the practice field in preparation, dedication, mental and physical toughness that makes an outstanding player.

In addition to being a football player, I have coached outside linebackers with Charleston Southern University. I was the Head Football Coach for Upward Flag Football with New Hope Baptist Church and NFL Flag Football. I train student-athletes to lead good examples on and off the football field.

Education: BA-Psychology, MA-Clinical Psychology and Doctorate in Christian Studies

Things that I cover with athletes I coach are with  visualization, basic fundamentals, mental preparation, goal-setting, leadership skills, conditioning, mentoring, and motivation.


Athletic Highlights:

Member of Fellow Christian Athletes: 360 Coach: Heart, Mind, & Body-Whole & Complete

1992 Southern Conference Champions
1992 Helped team finish 11-2 and ranked #1 in the Country I-AA Football
5 Year Letterman in Collegiate Football
Special Teams Player of The Week
Most Valuable Player of The Week
Led Defense in Tackles in High School and College
5-Times Scout Team Player of The Week
Blood and Guts Award Winner
Head Coach-Upward Flag Football
Assistant Coach-NFL Flag Football
Outside Linebacker Coach-Charleston Southern University
First Team All-Conference High School as a Defensive End
Played Football under The Winningest Coach in Citadel History with Coach Charlie Taaffe
Linebacker Coach Al Seamonson and Coach Marty Long
Athletic Director Boys and Girls Club of America
Anne P. Seignious Scholarship Recipient-Academic and Sports Scholarship
College Football Scholarship Recipient
Tried Out with Buffalo Bills and New Orlean Saints
Played Outside Linebacker/Special Teams with Citadel Bulldogs
Played Defensive End, Linebacker, Tight End, Special Teams in High School
Linebacker Coach-Fred Hamilton- James Island High School
Head Football Coach in High School-Coach Gary Gist
Assistant Coach Sandy Creek Youth Football Program
Finished Third in the State of South Carolina for Wrestling
Wrestling Coach in High School-Coach Wash South Carolina Hall of Famer

Coaching Philosphy & Session Planning:

First Steps, is getting to know you as player and what your goals are academically and in sports. Then I collect information from your football coach. After that, I put a plan together in how I can help you accomplish your goals. Developing and establishing an Elite Mindset, Communication; Leadership; Goal setting; Motivation; Arousal regulation; Concentration; Confidence; and mental skills program implementation through mentoring, workouts, drills, visualization, meditation, resilence, and positive motivation I will help you perform better and accomplish your goals. I use coaching philosophies from Nick Saban, Bobby Bowden, Charlie Taaffe, Phil Jackson, Fred Hamilton, Tim Wash,  Ed Steers, Al Seamonson, Marty Long, Gary Gist, Deion Sanders, Dr.  Robert Neff,  Brian Cain,  Vince Lombardi,  Michael Jordan,  My Faith, My Mom, My Family,  and  My Dad-Army Military Veteran!

Specializing in helping athletes and non-sport performers overcome mental health challenges and mental blocks preventing them from reaching their life goals and optimal performance through professional coaching and mental performance training.

Techniques include relaxation training, motivation, imagery, self-talk, neurofeedback concentration training, goal setting, etc.



“All I can say about Coach K, is two words: Championship Mindset!” Coach Kenny-Head Football Coach

“Coach K, Really mentally prepared me for the superbowl. He pointed out somethings to me and helped me with visualization techniques. Great experience! I would recommend him to anyone who wants to combine their physical training with his mental training!” NFL Player/Superbowl Team

“Coach K, Is a great listener and can talk to anyone on any level. And when he speaks he speaks with wisdom” Shena-College BasketBall Player

“Coach K,  is a championship player and coach. If it wasn’t for him being on our team during his career at the citadel. We might not of won the Southern Conference Championship that year and ranked #1 in the country. He really pushed us and wouldn’t let up in practice. He is a very special person and loves to win. Through his hardwork and perseverance, he has truly taught us all that with faith and hard work we can accomplish anything” College Teammate at The Citadel

“Coach K,  is like a father to anyone who he meets. He is always sharing his wisdom about life. He enjoys encouraging the youth and teaching them how to be winners in life and on the field.” Parent

“Coach K, is the epitome of a student-athlete.” Coach Charlie Taafe

“Coach K, works very well with the youth and athletes. With all his athletes he stresses the importance of academics as well. He stress that you are a student first, and athlete second. He is a great positive role model for the youth and has helped alot of kids build positive self-confidence so that they can play and perform to their potential. He is like a Father and Mentor to all the kids he has coached.” Parent

“Had the pleasure of working with Coach K in Corporate Sales. He is an emblem for  grit, passion, resilience, excellence, living with purpose, and a natural leader.” Corporate VP of Sales





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