SAN RAMON, Calif. (KRON) — NFL coach and Danville resident Greg Knapp has passed away after he was hit by a car last weekend in San Ramon, according to Sacramento State‘s athletic department.
The 58-year-old New York Jets assistant coach was fighting for his life at a local hospital after he was struck by a car while riding his bike Saturday afternoon.
He died at the hospital.
San Ramon Police Lt. Tami Williams said Knapp, who lived in Danville, was riding down Doughtery Road just north of North Monarch Road when he was hit by a car traveling in the same direction.
Lt. Williams says the driver, a 22-year-old man, remained on scene and cooperated with investigators. At this point, authorities say drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor to the collision.
Knapp was listed in critical condition at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
Prior to being hired by the Jets, he served as offense coordinator for several NFL teams including the San Francisco 49ers, then the Oakland Raiders.
In a statement released by his family through the Jets, they say:
“While so many know him for his achievements as a coach, his impact as a father and husband are far greater. We are so fortunate to have him in our lives. We are sincerely thankful to all those who have continued to reach out and provide support… It has meant the world to us.”
The Raiders released a statement on the passing of their former offensive coordinator.
Knapp is survived by his wife, Charlotte, and three daughters.
The San Ramon Police Department’s Traffic Unit is conducting a thorough investigation of the incident. Any witnesses are encouraged to contact the San Ramon Police Department at (925) 973-2700.