Greg  Manning
Greg Manning

Alpharetta, Ga.

Assistant Coach

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Greg Manning was Jimmy Patsos' first hire after taking over the Siena program on April 3, 2013.

"Greg and I have known each other since his father was an assistant athletic director at Maryland," Patsos said upon his hiring. "He will be a Division I head coach one day. He's well-liked and respected, a relentless recruiter, and most important, he's great with the student athletes. He's super excited to be here."

Over his first three years with the program while serving as Patsos' top lieutenant, Manning has both overseen and aided in the cultivation of a squad which has posted a pair of 20-win seasons and earned two national postseason tournament appearances.

Last year he helped guide Siena to a 21-13 overall record and third place finish in the conference with a 13-7 league mark as Siena advanced to the MAAC Semifinals. The 21 wins marked the program's most in six years as the Saints posted a 10-win improvement from the previous season which was tied for the 12th best nationally, and earned the program's second College Basketball Invitational appearance in three years.

In his first season, Manning helped Patsos orchestrate a 12-win improvement which was tied for the second best in all of Division I. Siena won 20 games and earned a berth to the College Basketball Invitational, which the Saints captured by taking the best-of-three series against Fresno State to earn the program's first Division I national postseason tournament championship.

Manning was an integral part of the revival of Loyola basketball under Patsos, a process that began during his playing career from 2004-08. The Greyhounds went 52-40 in Manning's last three years in the Green and Grey after posting just seven victories in the previous two seasons combined.

As a member of the coaching staff, Manning helped complete the transformation. After working as a graduate assistant in 2008-09, he was promoted twice by Patsos and the program took off. The Greyhounds went 47-21 the last two seasons, reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 18 years in 2012, and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Postseason Tournament in 2013.

Manning coached an 11-player team of top college players against international competition in Belgium and Germany in the summer of 2012. In the summer of 2014 he again took a team of college all stars that included Siena's Lavon Long and Javion Ogunyemi on a European tour of Belgium, England and France, and in the summer of 2015 he brought a team that included current Saint Marquis Wright to Croatia.

Manning assists Patsos in all facets of the Siena program, and plays a leadership role in recruiting and scouting. He's well-known throughout the fertile Beltway scholastic circles, an area that is heavily targeted in Siena's recruiting efforts.

A native of Alpharetta, Ga., Manning graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications/public relations from Loyola in 2008. He spent the summer following graduation attending camps across the country, including the Eastern Invitational in New Jersey and the camps at the University of Maryland and West Virginia University, before joining the Greyhounds' staff full-time. Manning's father Greg was a member of the 1,000 Point Club and a three-time All ACC Academic selection at the University of Maryland.