Greg Manning Jr. has been elevated to interim assistant coach following the advancement of Danny Manning to interim head coach. Manning Jr. will continue to serve in his role as director of men’s basketball operations.
Manning was named director of men’s basketball operations in April of 2021 following three seasons as video coordinator for the Terrapins.
In his three previous seasons with the Terps, Maryland advanced to three NCAA Tournaments (including 2019-20 which was cut short due to the pandemic). He was part of a staff that led Maryland to its first Big Ten Championship in 2019-20.
As video coordinator, Manning was charged with coordinating the internal video needs of the program, including advanced scouting, film, edits and recruiting materials
Prior to Maryland, Manning served as an assistant coach under Jimmy Patsos at Siena beginning in 2013. Manning helped guide the Saints to the program’s first MAAC Championship Game appearance in seven years during the 2016-17 campaign. Siena 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 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 as 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’s Maryland connections run deep, as his father Greg Sr. played four seasons under Lefty Driesell from 1977-81. Manning Sr. remains one of the most prolific shooters in Maryland history, ranking third in career field goal percentage (.583) and second in career free throw percentage (.858). The elder Manning also spent 15 seasons as an analyst for the Maryland Sports Radio Network.
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 Maryland forward Ivan Bender and Marquis Wright to Croatia.
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.