RU women’s volleyball secures new assistant coach

Radford University volleyball head coach  Sherisa Livingston named Greg Manos as her assistant coach Friday morning.

“I am extremely pleased and excited to welcome Greg to the Highlander volleyball family,” Livingston said. “I think he has a gift for coaching in how he sees the game. He has a very positive way of challenging people, and I wanted to bring that same energy to our team to give “I’m very eager and excited to join the Highlander family,” Manos said. “After several positive conversations with Sherisa and members of the athletics staff, I knew that Radford was the best fit and opportunity for me. Radford has all the tools to continue succeeding on the court, in the classroom, and in the community. I can’t wait to get started and begin the next chapter in Radford’s success story under coach Sherisa Livingston.”

Manos recently served as the associate head coach and assistant coach at Chicago State

University. While there, he scouted opponents through VolleyMetrics and led offseason training in preparation for the spring competition season. Manos led nationwide recruiting efforts in addition to hosting official and unofficial visits, coordinated team travel and directed Cougar camps and clinics. He also steered fundraising efforts, led the work team for a full TeraFlex court installation to be utilized in the Jones Convocation Center, and developed the 2017-2018 strength and conditioning program. 

Manos aided the Cougars in achievements both on and off the court. Academically, the team’s Academic Progress Rate through three seasons grew from 850 to 1,000 in the 2018-19 season. Manos guided the team to a spot on the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Honor Roll in consecutive seasons with a team GPA of 3.7.

On the court, the Cougars improved their RPI ranking each season, won more Division I matches in four seasons than the program had in the previous 11 seasons, won five conference matches to surpass the previous conference all-time record and defeated Rutgers in a three-set triumph in 2018 to mark the first BIG-10 victory in program history.

Under Manos’ direction, the team also broke six individual season records and several individual career records while maintaining their longest winning streak. He coached Megan Klavitter to conference Libero of the Year, twice and Josi Borum to the All-Freshman Team. 

Prior to Chicago State, Manos was a senior search engine marketing specialist at Leapfrog Online and Publicis Groupe. His additional coaching experience include various summer camps at high schools for club teams, Marquette University, Butler University and Chicago State. Manos has also coached several club and high school teams since 2010. 

Manos graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor of science in business in 2013. While at Indiana, he helped lead his team to a 2011 National Collegiate Volleyball Federation finals appearance.

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