Coaches

Tom Manning
Tight Ends
College:
University of Mount Union
Hometown:
Youngstown, Ohio
Experience:
13

Manning is in his first season as the Colts tight ends coach. He has 12 years of coaching experience and enters his first season in the NFL.

 

Manning spent the last two seasons (2016-17) as offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at Iowa State. He helped produce two of the most prolific offensive seasons in Cyclones history, averaging 27.7 points in 2016 (ninth in school history) and 29.2 points in 2017 (third in school history).

 

With Manning calling the plays, Iowa State averaged 421.6 yards of total offense in 2016, the fourth-best total in school history, and established the top-two passing offenses in the history of the program (1. 272.9 in 2017; 2. 258.8 in 2016).

 

In 2017, the Cyclones finished with an 8-5 record, the second-most wins in school history, and a victory in the 2017 Liberty Bowl over Memphis, only the fourth bowl win in the history of the program. Iowa State also broke the school record for wins over ranked opponents (three), victories on the road (five) and appeared in the AP national rankings for the first time in 12 years.

 

Manning’s offense produced on the ground and in the air as Iowa State registered a school-record five 300-yard passing games with three different quarterbacks and a 1,000-yard rusher in First Team All-Big 12 running back David Montgomery.

 

Wide receiver Allen Lazard joined Montgomery as a First Team All-Big 12 selection and finished his career with school records in receptions (241), receiving yards (3,360) and 100-yard receiving games (12).

 

The Cyclones tallied five 40-point games, tying the school record, recorded 274 first downs, the second-best total in the program’s record book, and had 47 touchdowns, ranking third in school history.

 

Discipline was one characteristic of Manning’s unit. The Cyclones broke the school record for fewest turnovers in a season with 10, ranking second nationally, and ranked 14th nationally in fewest penalties per game at 4.38. Iowa State went nearly the entire season without losing a fumble, tying the FBS record for fewest lost fumbles in a season with only one, which occurred in the final four minutes of the Liberty Bowl. The offensive line allowed just 19.0 sacks during the season, ranking second in the Big 12 and 26th nationally.

 

In 2016, Iowa State averaged 421.6 yards of total offense which was the fourth-best single-season total in school history. The Cyclones registered a 1,000-yard receiver in All-Big 12 performer Lazard – one of four players to break the 1,000-yard plateau in school history – and three 500-yard rushers (Montgomery, Mike Warren and Joel Lanning) for the first time in school history. Against Big 12 competition, the Cyclones set school records in the Big 12 era (1996-present) in scoring (29.4) and total offense (439.8).

 

Following the season, Manning was recognized for his work as one of 40 semifinalists for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation’s top assistant coach.

 

Prior to Iowa State, Manning spent four seasons (2012-15) as the offensive line coach at Toledo. The Rockets tallied three nine-win seasons and qualified for three bowl appearances in his four seasons at Toledo.

 

Despite replacing five starters from the season before, Toledo was one of just 12 teams in the FBS in 2015 to rank in the nation's top 40 in both passing and rushing, as the Rockets won nine games and advanced to a bowl game. Manning’s unit allowed just 4.0 sacks during the season, ranking second nationally. Manning was named the 2015 FootballScoop Offensive Line Coach of the Year for his work with the line. Offensive lineman Storm Norton earned First Team All-MAC honors in his first full season as a starter.

 

In 2014, three Rocket offensive linemen earned All-MAC honors: Greg Mancz, Josh Hendershot and Jeff Myers. Mancz tallied First Team All-MAC honors and was named a Second Team All-America selection by the Football Writers Association of America. Mancz also became the first lineman in MAC history to win the Vern Smith Leadership Award, presented annually to the league’s top player.

 

Toledo led the Mid-American in just about every major offensive category in 2014, including scoring offense (36.6), total offense (490.5) and rushing offense (256.4). The season culminated with a nine-touchdown performance in a 63-44 victory over Arkansas State in the GoDaddy Bowl, capping a 9-4 season.

 

The Rockets led the nation by allowing just 6.0 sacks in 2013. Toledo’s offense ranked No. 4 in the MAC in total offense (447.3 yards per game) and No. 2 in rushing offense (240.6). Three Rockets offensive linemen were named All-MAC in Zac Kerin, Mancz and Jeff Myers.

 

In 2012, Manning guided an offensive line that guided the Rockets to the third-ranked offense in the Mid-American Conference (445.2 yards per game) and a 9-4 mark that included a trip to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Kerin earned First Team All-MAC honors, while Mancz notched Third Team All-MAC recognition.

 

Manning also garnered recognition for his role as a recruiter when Rivals.com named him one of the nation’s top recruiters among non-BCS schools in 2013.

 

Manning served as offensive line coach at his alma mater, Mount Union, in 2011. The Purple Raiders went 14-1 and advanced to the Division III national championship game before losing to Wisconsin-Whitewater, 13-10.

 

In 2010, Manning served as Toledo’s director of football operations. His first stint with the Rockets began in 2009 when he was hired as a graduate assistant where he worked with the offense.

 

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Manning was a two-time all-conference player at Ursuline High School. He made first-team all-state as a senior, leading his school to the Division IV state championship in 2000. He played collegiately at Mount Union, where he was a two-time all-conference player at left tackle. Manning, who was a team captain as a senior, helped his team win NCAA Division III national championships in 2002 and 2005. The Purple Raiders had a 59-3 record during his time on the team.

 

Manning began his coaching career as the offensive line coach at Massillon (Ohio) Jackson High School in 2006. His first job at the collegiate level was at Emory & Henry (Va.) College, where he was the offensive line/run-game coordinator from 2007-08.

 

Manning and his wife, Sally, have a daughter, Josephine, and a son, Maxwell.

 

Coaching Career

2006                Massillon (Ohio) Jackson High School           Offensive Line

2007-2008       Emory & Henry (Va.) College                         Offensive Line/Run-Game

Coordinator

2009                Toledo                                                             Graduate Assistant

2010                Toledo                                                             Director of Football Operations

2011                University of Mount Union                              Offensive Line

2012-2015       Toledo                                                             Offensive Line

2016-2017       Iowa State                                                       Offensive Coordinator/Offensive

Line

2018                Indianapolis Colts                                           Tight Ends

Manning is in his first season as the Colts tight ends coach. He has 12 years of coaching experience and enters his first season in the NFL.

 

Manning spent the last two seasons (2016-17) as offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at Iowa State. He helped produce two of the most prolific offensive seasons in Cyclones history, averaging 27.7 points in 2016 (ninth in school history) and 29.2 points in 2017 (third in school history).

 

With Manning calling the plays, Iowa State averaged 421.6 yards of total offense in 2016, the fourth-best total in school history, and established the top-two passing offenses in the history of the program (1. 272.9 in 2017; 2. 258.8 in 2016).

 

In 2017, the Cyclones finished with an 8-5 record, the second-most wins in school history, and a victory in the 2017 Liberty Bowl over Memphis, only the fourth bowl win in the history of the program. Iowa State also broke the school record for wins over ranked opponents (three), victories on the road (five) and appeared in the AP national rankings for the first time in 12 years.

 

Manning’s offense produced on the ground and in the air as Iowa State registered a school-record five 300-yard passing games with three different quarterbacks and a 1,000-yard rusher in First Team All-Big 12 running back David Montgomery.

 

Wide receiver Allen Lazard joined Montgomery as a First Team All-Big 12 selection and finished his career with school records in receptions (241), receiving yards (3,360) and 100-yard receiving games (12).

 

The Cyclones tallied five 40-point games, tying the school record, recorded 274 first downs, the second-best total in the program’s record book, and had 47 touchdowns, ranking third in school history.

 

Discipline was one characteristic of Manning’s unit. The Cyclones broke the school record for fewest turnovers in a season with 10, ranking second nationally, and ranked 14th nationally in fewest penalties per game at 4.38. Iowa State went nearly the entire season without losing a fumble, tying the FBS record for fewest lost fumbles in a season with only one, which occurred in the final four minutes of the Liberty Bowl. The offensive line allowed just 19.0 sacks during the season, ranking second in the Big 12 and 26th nationally.

 

In 2016, Iowa State averaged 421.6 yards of total offense which was the fourth-best single-season total in school history. The Cyclones registered a 1,000-yard receiver in All-Big 12 performer Lazard – one of four players to break the 1,000-yard plateau in school history – and three 500-yard rushers (Montgomery, Mike Warren and Joel Lanning) for the first time in school history. Against Big 12 competition, the Cyclones set school records in the Big 12 era (1996-present) in scoring (29.4) and total offense (439.8).

 

Following the season, Manning was recognized for his work as one of 40 semifinalists for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation’s top assistant coach.

 

Prior to Iowa State, Manning spent four seasons (2012-15) as the offensive line coach at Toledo. The Rockets tallied three nine-win seasons and qualified for three bowl appearances in his four seasons at Toledo.

 

Despite replacing five starters from the season before, Toledo was one of just 12 teams in the FBS in 2015 to rank in the nation's top 40 in both passing and rushing, as the Rockets won nine games and advanced to a bowl game. Manning’s unit allowed just 4.0 sacks during the season, ranking second nationally. Manning was named the 2015 FootballScoop Offensive Line Coach of the Year for his work with the line. Offensive lineman Storm Norton earned First Team All-MAC honors in his first full season as a starter.

 

In 2014, three Rocket offensive linemen earned All-MAC honors: Greg Mancz, Josh Hendershot and Jeff Myers. Mancz tallied First Team All-MAC honors and was named a Second Team All-America selection by the Football Writers Association of America. Mancz also became the first lineman in MAC history to win the Vern Smith Leadership Award, presented annually to the league’s top player.

 

Toledo led the Mid-American in just about every major offensive category in 2014, including scoring offense (36.6), total offense (490.5) and rushing offense (256.4). The season culminated with a nine-touchdown performance in a 63-44 victory over Arkansas State in the GoDaddy Bowl, capping a 9-4 season.

 

The Rockets led the nation by allowing just 6.0 sacks in 2013. Toledo’s offense ranked No. 4 in the MAC in total offense (447.3 yards per game) and No. 2 in rushing offense (240.6). Three Rockets offensive linemen were named All-MAC in Zac Kerin, Mancz and Jeff Myers.

 

In 2012, Manning guided an offensive line that guided the Rockets to the third-ranked offense in the Mid-American Conference (445.2 yards per game) and a 9-4 mark that included a trip to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Kerin earned First Team All-MAC honors, while Mancz notched Third Team All-MAC recognition.

 

Manning also garnered recognition for his role as a recruiter when Rivals.com named him one of the nation’s top recruiters among non-BCS schools in 2013.

 

Manning served as offensive line coach at his alma mater, Mount Union, in 2011. The Purple Raiders went 14-1 and advanced to the Division III national championship game before losing to Wisconsin-Whitewater, 13-10.

 

In 2010, Manning served as Toledo’s director of football operations. His first stint with the Rockets began in 2009 when he was hired as a graduate assistant where he worked with the offense.

 

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Manning was a two-time all-conference player at Ursuline High School. He made first-team all-state as a senior, leading his school to the Division IV state championship in 2000. He played collegiately at Mount Union, where he was a two-time all-conference player at left tackle. Manning, who was a team captain as a senior, helped his team win NCAA Division III national championships in 2002 and 2005. The Purple Raiders had a 59-3 record during his time on the team.

 

Manning began his coaching career as the offensive line coach at Massillon (Ohio) Jackson High School in 2006. His first job at the collegiate level was at Emory & Henry (Va.) College, where he was the offensive line/run-game coordinator from 2007-08.

 

Manning and his wife, Sally, have a daughter, Josephine, and a son, Maxwell.

 

Coaching Career

2006                Massillon (Ohio) Jackson High School           Offensive Line

2007-2008       Emory & Henry (Va.) College                         Offensive Line/Run-Game

Coordinator

2009                Toledo                                                             Graduate Assistant

2010                Toledo                                                             Director of Football Operations

2011                University of Mount Union                              Offensive Line

2012-2015       Toledo                                                             Offensive Line

2016-2017       Iowa State                                                       Offensive Coordinator/Offensive

Line

2018                Indianapolis Colts                                           Tight Ends