Manhattan Basketball Staff Update

 Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello has announced a pair of staff changes as RaShawn Stores has been promoted to associate head coach while Jon Mangel has been tabbed as the program’s strength & conditioning coach/director of MBB operations.

Stores has served as an Assistant Coach over the last two seasons and before that as a special assistant to Masiello.

During his time with the Jaspers he has worked primarily with the guards and oversaw the development of 1,000-point scorer Zavier Turner.

Stores helped Manhattan to back-to-back MAAC Championships and 71 total wins. He also served as a team captain in each of his final two years, before graduating ninth in school history with 314 assists and was a Defensive All-American in 2015-16.

“RaShawn has been extremely vital to the growth and brand of our program since his time as a player,” said Masiello. “He has continued to evolve as a coach and I have no doubt he will excel in his new role.

Mangel will direct strength & conditioning program while overseeing operations.

He arrives in Riverdale after spending the last year at Georgia State University, where he helped lead the Panthers’ men’s basketball squad to the NCAA Tournament, while also working directly with the women’s basketball, women’s soccer and volleyball teams.

During his short time with the Panthers, he also implemented sport-specific strength and conditioning programs for each of the department’s 14 Olympic sports, planned the renovation of the school’s sports arena weight room and served as the Interim Director of Olympic Sports, Strength & Conditioning.

Prior to his stint at Georgia State, Mangel spent six years as the Director of Strength & Conditioning at Mercer University, while he oversaw the strength & conditioning efforts of the Bears’ 18 varsity teams, in addition to helping create the school’s 5,000-square foot weight room in the fieldhouse.

Mangel has also worked at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Wofford College while serving as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Athletic Evolution Nike SPARQ Training Center.

“Jon has had success at every stop of his career and we expect him to continue that trend at Manhattan,” said Masiello. “I have no doubt he will come in here and do an outstanding job with our guys.”

The Jaspers will open the 2018-19 season at home against Delaware State on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 pm.

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