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Brandy Manning
Assistant Coach

Brandy Manning

Assistant Coach

Year at Tech 1st
Alma Mater Clark Atlanta, 2002
Brandy Manning

Biography

Brandy Manning joined the Georgia Tech women’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach in April 2019 after spending the last three years at California State University, Northridge, in the same role.

At CSUN, Manning helped the Matadors to the2018 Big West Conference Tournament title, developed a two-time Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Year and mentored the Big West Freshman of the Year.

Prior to CSUN, Manning spent the 2014-15 season at Texas State University and the 2013-14 season as the associate head coach at University of Southern California. Prior to his stint at USC, Manning spent five years at Arizona as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator (2008-2013).

Manning has also spent time at Central Florida and Murray State. A 2002 graduate of Clark Atlanta with a bachelor of arts in psychology, Manning also holds a master’s degree in education from Louisville. He and his wife, Nakaya, have two sons, Brandyn and Quintyn, and a daughter, Devyn.

THE BRANDY MANNING FILE
Alma MaterClark Atlanta, 2002
COACHING EXPERIENCE
2006-07Murray StateAssistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator
2007-08Central FloridaAssistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator
2008-13ArizonaAssociate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator
2013-14University of Southern CaliforniaAssociate Head Coach
2014-15Texas StateAssistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator
2016-19California State University, NorthridgeAssistant Coach
2019-presentGeorgia TechAssistant Coach

FULL BIO
Brandy Manning joined the Georgia Tech women’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach in April 2019 after spending the last three years at California State University, Northridge, in the same role.

In three seasons with the Matadors, Manning helped the program claim the 2018 Big West Conference Tournament title as the No. 5 seed, earning the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, developed a two-time Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Year and mentored the Big West Freshman of the Year.

While at CSUN, Manning helped develop Channon Fluker who became a two-time Big West Player of the Year and two-time Defensive Player of the Year. Fluker left CSUN as the program’s all-time leading scorer, all-time leading rebounder and the school’s leader in career blocks. Manning also helped coach Tessa Boagni to the 2018 Big West Conference Tournament MVP title and forward Eliza Matthews, who was named the 2016 Big West Conference Freshman of the Year and a 2019 Big West All-Defensive team selection.

Prior to his three seasons at CSUN, Manning spent the 2014-15 season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Texas State University. After posting a 17-15 overall record and an 11-9 Sun Belt Conference mark, the Bobcats participated in the WBI Postseason Tournament. Additionally, he helped ink the Sun Belt Conference’s top recruiting class in 2014-15 according to All-Star Girls Report.

For the 2013-14 season, Manning served as the associate head coach at the University of Southern California. While at USC, he helped sign the 15th-ranked recruiting class by Prospects Nation, which included three top-100 ranked prospects. Manning helped develop both the interior and perimeter players. The Trojans capped the season in the NCAA Tournament after winning the Pac-12 Tournament Championship.

Prior to his stint at USC, Manning spent five years at Arizona as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator (2008-2013). The Wildcats returned to the postseason for the first time since the 2004-05 season when Arizona earned a spot in the 2011 Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The following year, Arizona’s 11-1 start to the 2011-12 season was the best in program history since 1999-2000.

At Arizona, Manning helped recruit and develop Davellyn Whyte who turned in a stellar collegiate career with the Wildcats. Whyte went on to become the 2010 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and a four-time all-Pac-12 selection. The Wildcat was selected as the 16th overall pick by the San Antonio Silver Stars in the WNBA Draft, becoming the highest drafted player in Arizona women’s basketball history.

Before his arrival at Arizona, Manning held stints at University of Central Florida (2007-08) and Murray State University (2006-07). At UCF, Manning helped assemble a recruiting class of eight student-athletes that helped drive the Knights to the 2009 and 2011 Conference USA championships, as well as their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 10 years. Manning helped guide the Murray State Racers to their second-ever postseason appearance in 2007. The Racers finished the season with a 21-10 record, earning a bid to the WNIT.

Manning spent two years as a graduate assistant coach at Louisville from 2003-05 when the Cardinals posted a combined record of 42-19, advanced to the 2005 Conference USA Championship game and earned a NCAA Tournament berth.

Manning graduated from Clark Atlanta in 2002 with a bachelor of arts in psychology and also holds a master’s degree in education from Louisville (2005). He and his wife, Nakaya, have two sons, Brandyn and Quintyn, and a daughter, Devyn.

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