Clyde Manns is in his first season on the Valpo coaching staff in 2017-18. He is the position coach for the team's guards.
Manns most recently served as an assistant on the men’s staff at Chatham University in Pittsburgh and is in his 17th year of coaching.
Before joining the coaching ranks, Manns had a successful professional playing career in the American Basketball Association (ABA), United States Basketball League (USBL) and the International Basketball League (IBL). Manns was inducted into the Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall of Fame in 2017, solidifying his status as one of the greatest student-athletes in one of the nation’s most recognized and respected high school conferences.
Manns was an assistant coach at La Roche College for six seasons, including an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship team in 2003-04. From there, he became the head men’s coach at Penn State-Greater Allegheny from 2008-14, taking his team to three conference playoff appearances.
Penn State-Greater Allegheny had won only five games in two years before Manns’ arrival, and won 10 games his first season and 14 games his second year, helping Manns finish as the conference’s Coach of the Year runner-up. Manns joined the Washington & Jefferson coaching staff prior to the 2015-16 season, then spent the 2016-17 season at Chatham, where he helped the Cougar men reach the Presidents’ Athletic Conference playoffs as a second-year program.
Manns is the father of two children - Cami and Kamiya.