Greg  Manning
Greg Manning

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
Fifth Season

Alma Mater:
Loyola (MD) '08

01/25/2017

Saints Alive! Coaches Show Airs on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel

Khalil Richard and Ida Krogh Will Join This Week’s Episode

01/19/2017

Siena Basketball Coaches Show (Free Archive)

Evan Fisher and Emmanuella Edoka Joined Program This Week

12/15/2016

Siena Basketball Coaches Show (Free Archive)

Kadeem Smithen and Maddie Sims Joined Program Thursday

02/18/2016

Siena Basketball Coaches Show (Free Archive)

Gottfried and Hetzke Joined This Week's Program

02/18/2016

Siena Basketball Coaches Show (Free Archive)

Gottfried and Hetzke Joined This Week's Program

10/03/2017

2017-18 Siena Men's Basketball Photo Day

2017-18 Siena Men's Basketball Photo Day

09/26/2017

Coaches vs. Cancer 2017

Coaches vs. Cancer 2017

03/05/2017

Men's Basketball MAAC Semifinal v. Monmouth (3/5/17)

Men's Basketball MAAC Semifinal v. Monmouth (3/5/17)

02/09/2017

Men's Basketball vs. Canisius (2/4/17)

Men's Basketball vs. Canisius (2/4/17)

01/28/2017

Men's Basketball vs. Iona (1/27/17)

Men's Basketball vs. Iona (1/27/17)

Greg Manning was Jimmy Patsos' first hire after taking over the Siena program on April 3, 2013. Now entering his fifth season as Patsos' top lieutenant with the Saints, Manning has helped guide Siena to a pair of 20-win seasons and national postseason tournament appearances.

"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."

Last season, Manning helped guide the Saints to the program's first MAAC Championship Game appearance in seven years. Siena, which played the 32nd toughest non-conference schedule in the nation and the 82nd hardest overall which featured 14 games vs. teams which would finish in the top-100 of RPI, won 13 of its final 19 contests to amass a 17-17 overall record and finish tied for third in the MAAC with a 12-8 league mark.

Manning played a key role in the development of four 1,000-point scorers in Brett Bisping, Lavon Long, Javion Ogunyemi, and Marquis Wright. Siena’s decorated Senior Class, which also included walk-on Jimmy Merrill, combined to finish with 5,787 career points, and the Saints were one of just two Division I programs along with National Champion North Carolina to feature four 1,000-point scorers on their 2016-17 roster.

In 2015-16, Manning 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 CollegeInsider.com 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 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.