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Lafayette Athletics Names Mannino Head Strength Coach

Sept. 18, 2002

EASTON, Pa. ( - Steve Mannino has been named the head strength and conditioning coach at Lafayette. Mannino comes to Lafayette with experience in the Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates' minor league system, with the NBA's New York Knicks and the College of Charleston.

Mannino spent nearly four years (1998-2001) as a strength and conditioning coach with the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club where he developed and implemented strength and conditioning programs throughout the Pirates' minor league system. He assisted with the rehabilitation of major league and minor league players while also helping to educate players on nutrition and supplementation.

"Strength and conditioning have become an integral part of success in collegiate athletics," said Lafayette Director of Athletics Bruce McCutcheon, "and Lafayette is happy to welcome someone to the staff with the experience that Steve Mannino has at the college and professional level."

Prior to his work with the Pirates, Mannino was the assistant director of sports performance for the College of Charleston for one year (1997-98) while also serving as an adjunct professor in the college's Department of Physical Education and Health. While at Charleston, Mannino gained experience with his first professional sports organization, serving as the assistant strength and conditioning coach during the New York Knicks' 1997 training camp.

From 1995 to 1997, Mannino worked as an exercise specialist at the Medical University of South Carolina's cardiac rehab program.

Mannino graduated from The Citadel in 1995 with a bachelor of science degree in Health and Physical Education and earned his master's degree in Physical Education from The Citadel in 2002.

Mannino replaces J.C. Moreau who recently accepted a strength and conditioning position at the University of Memphis.