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Knapp now a scout with Brewers

By Michael Butler

Davis Knapp continues his climb up the ranks. The Tallassee High School graduate has just been hired by the Milwaukee Brewers Organization as a scout.

Knapp most recently was an assistant coach with Albany State College in Georgia. He played college baseball himself at South Alabama.

"A former coach from Albany is now with the Brewers. He found out about the opportunity and gave me a call. It sounded like something I'd be interested in. I had a couple of interviews, flew up to Milwaukee and was offered the job right around Christmas."

A high school senior in 2011
College days at South Alabama
Married life with Amanda

Knapp's role will be primarily in traveling the southeast to video prospects.

"On the coaching side, you're evaluating a little bit more on a needs basis. On the pro side, it's more tools and being able to project. You're looking at kids that are 18-22 and what they're going to be."

There will be a good bit of travel involved, but Knapp will still have a home base in Albany with his wife Amanda.

"Thanks to her," he was quick to note. "Without her support with this job, it definitely wouldn't be possible. I'm pumped. I couldn't be more excited. It was hard to tell the guys bye. I felt it was the right move career-wise. Kids dream of playing professional baseball. That didn't work out, but now I can say I'm working in professional baseball. I guess it's second to the first option."

After his family got the news, Davis' dad Chris had another person to inform.

"The night I got offered the job, we were only going to tell mom and dad. He said, 'I've got one more person you need to tell.' He put Trey (Cochran-Gill) on the phone. They were eating at the same restaurant."

Cochran-Gill, a former classmate of Knapp's, is a minor league pitcher with the Oakland A's organization.

"He knew the night mom and dad knew," Knapp added. "It's kind of wild that when something like this happened they were in the same place at the same time."