Mike Manning
Position: Assistant Coach

Mike Manning enters his sixth season as assistant coach and seventh season with the program overall. 

Manning served as the the Wildcats' volunteer assistant coach during the 2011 season, before being hired in a full-time capacity after the retirement of longtime WSU coach Tom VudhiVadhana.

Manning is well known in the Utah and regional coaching circles, having coached in the Utah Olympic Development Program since 2006. He enters his seventh season with the ODP in 2012.

He also helped found the Jr. Wildcats, a grassroots level youth recreation soccer program based in Ogden.

Manning also served as the Director of Coaching for Utah Rush FC for four years from 2005-09.

A native of California, Manning also spent four years working with U.S. Soccer in an administrative and support role, travelling both domestically and internationally.

Manning's older brother, Rich, is currently the head coach at the University of Utah, and has two younger sisters, Elizabeth and Maureen.

Manning, who currently holds a USSF "C" license, lives in Ogden

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