Doug Knop - Honored in 2008

  • photo of Doug KnopOlathe High School Class of 1965

    (May 15, 1947 —      )

    After setting the discus record in 1964 at Olathe High School, he went on to set the sport’s record at the University of Kansas in 1970. He attended the university on an athletic scholarship and participated in football and track. He appeared on the cover of "Track and Field News" in 1970, and in three "Sports Illustrated" articles in 1969 and 1970. After college he returned to Olathe where he established an insurance agency and later a property tax consulting business. He served as an Olathe city commissioner from 1979-83, and was mayor in 1984.