Miranda (Roth) Knowles found ultimate frisbee as a high school athlete and within in the following 3 years transferred all her hard work, athleticism, leadership and sportsmanship from basketball and soccer to be a full-time frisbee player. Once fully dedicated, she never looked back, winning junior worlds for the United States, the Callahan Award while playing for Carleton College and soon after 2 national championships with Seattle Riot and a World Games championship with the USA. Most recently she and her husband (and UP co-coach) Matthew Knowles have been focusing their efforts on increasing opportunities for women, youth and underserved populations to play ultimate back in her hometown of Atlanta.
As the Director of Coaching for Ultimate Peace, Miranda develops the ultimate frisbee portion of the camp curriculum and supports the coaches of the ongoing program. She brings knowledge from the USA Ultimate Level 1 coaching clinics she instructs and from the world-renowned coaches she has played for – Michael Baccarini, Phil Bowen, and Ted Munter to name a few.
Miranda’s interest in multi-cultural and multilingual education was sparked by Ultimate Peace and she has extended this work from Shanghai to Singapore and finally back to her high school alma mater, The Paideia School, where she is a high school biology teacher and ultimate frisbee coach.