About Dirk Knudsen
Northwest Prep Report was created by NW Prep Football Coach and Analyst Dirk Knudsen- In it’s 8th season the site is a successor to OregonPreps.com and WashingtonPreps.com, both sites Dirk ran for Rivals.com and YahooSports.com. These sites were the first places that the talented kids of the Pacific NW gained National Exposure ever. Dirk’s work has helped lead to a whopping 500% increase in recruiting over the past 13 years. He has written over 8,000 stories and posts about teams and local talent and moved mountains when it has come to recruiting.
So who is this guy anyway?
It is a fair question. Like many ex-athletes Dirk is afflicted with an addiction to sports and has found his way over the years to the writing and analysis side of the bench which suits him just fine. Raising three boys and coaching multiple sports for over 30 years in Washington County, Oregon gave him a great back drop for being the guy he is today.
He is one of only two guys who publish and edit more then one site! And to think this is his part time job and he does it for charge to the athletes, parents, or coaches.
Those websites generate 500,000 viewers a month or more who come to read about Pacific Northwest Athlete.
The need to cover the Entire Northwest led to the Creation of the NorthwestPrepReport.com which now enjoys almost 5,000 visitors a day and maintains unbiased lists of college prospects which are sent out for Free to every college in America once every quarter. Dirk broke the Viral story of 400 lb running back Tony Picard from White Swan, Washington and NWPR had 6,000,000 Million hits or more as a result. The shock-wave that went across the nation for the NW kids at that point was phenomenal.
Dirk has dedicated himself to writing the stories of the Northwest Prep Kids to a growing National Audience. In the 14 years he has been doing this he has written over 8,000 stories and has no intention of stopping.
Recruiting is up between 240 and 500% in the Region the past decade and Dirk has been a great influence on that.
“I don’t know how he does it but he has been a huge influence over this process and he has been a great advocate keeping his eye on the kids more as an advocate then as an analyst. No One has put in the time he has the way he has done it. Truly a talented and passionate guy.” TP- Parent
Dirk also has been a camp Director for Brian Derby Football Camps of Hawaii Fame running the US Camps for Coach Derby. Other past events Dirk has worked on are with SPARQ, Velocity Sports, 5 Star Performance Camps, Barton Football, Air One Football Academy, Stan Brock’s Trench Camp, All American Games/ FBU, USA Football, Under Armour, and Nike Football / The Opening on a number of Camps and Clinics.
Dirk has been tapped to help select players to be nominated for the US Army All-American Game these past many years and works closely with the staff at FBU and SportsLink who run the Nation’s most prestigious event. That has been a huge honor recognizing his hard work and dedication.
On the community service side, Dirk is the founder of BrainChampions.org which was founded in 2009. This group is on a mission to save youth athletics from being plagued “No More” as a result of incidents of Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury. This is a true passion and over 15 families of injured and deceased athletes have joined with Dirk and his family (who have suffered concussions effects) to lobby, educate, and raise funds for ImPACT Testing, Coaches and player education, and to change laws.
Lastly, Dirk has a successful Real Estate Practice; Platform Realty Group, where he is a Principal Broker and owner serving hundreds of local families with their housing and investment needs. Reach him and put him to work for you, your family, and your team. Dirk will donate up to 20% of his earnings to your athletic program.
NorthwestPrepReport.com developed PremierProspect.com; a recruiting technology that is used by many athletes to get their name and profile direct to many collegiate coaches. This site stems from the PrepProfiles network and the work Knudsen has done there since 2008.
Dirk’s Mission is clear. Advocate for the kids, schools, and coaches. Tell their stories to Colleges and Schools all over America who read his articles.
And his Mission is to do that in a way that keeps “Street Agents” and unregulated bad guys out of the prep football equation.
“This is about the kids and their efforts. They do not need to have these people influencing their chances and the process. What they need is to keep their grades up, to work hard at their training and development as an athlete, and to work with their parents, Coaches, and athletic school staff to get their information together. That and film and some basic tools can get them where they need to go. No amount of money or influence can do that,” said Knudsen.
Dirk is a graduate of Hillsboro High School and played ball for the legendary Barry Adams. He went on to attend Portland State as a National Merit Scholar and Graduated Cum Laude. He is the the son of long time PIL Football Coach and Collegiate Small College All American Jack Knudsen.
RIP Coach Jack
About Dirk Knudsen
Text Dirk at 503-799-8383 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org