Update: Simpson College Head Coach

Manny resigns as Simpson head wrestling coach

INDIANOLA, Iowa – After leading the Simpson College wrestling program the last four seasons, Clint Manny announced he will resign from his post as head wrestling coach.

The Storm went 6-14 under Manny in 2011-12, the most wins by a Simpson team since 2006. Manny posted a 12-53 dual record during his tenure and coached two top-4 finishers at the Iowa Conference Championships.

“I’d like to thank [director of athletics] John Sirianni for giving me this opportunity and everyone in the Simpson community who made my experience a positive one,” Manny said. “I’ve learned a ton about the sport of wrestling and about developing relationships with student-athletes, parents and co-workers. I’ve also learned a lot about myself, my coaching philosophy, my teaching philosophy and the way I live my life. The process has come full circle and it’s time for a change; it’s time for me to take on a new challenge.”

Manny was a three-time All-American wrestler for the Storm at 149 pounds, claiming national runner-up honors as a junior and senior in 2004 and 2005. He closed his career with a school-record 148 wins, going 148-24.

He spent one season as a student-assistant and two as an assistant before taking over for Ron Peterson prior to the 2008-09 season.

“We are very sorry to see Clint leave,” Sirianni said. “He was an outstanding wrestler for us, a great assistant coach and did a very good job as the head coach while competing in the nation’s toughest conference. He has been a good role model and mentor for his student-athletes, has worked his tail off and has always been extremely loyal to Simpson College. We want to wish him the very best of luck and success in all of his future endeavors.”

Manny took over a program that had only nine wrestlers. He left with a 19-man roster consisting of 15 freshmen and sophomores.

“Over the last few years we have been able to develop more of a team atmosphere,” Manny said. “We were able to compete in duals and have some individuals do some really great things. To leave those guys – especially on an upward swing – is the most difficult part of my decision.”

Reflecting upon his 11 years as a student-athlete and coach at Simpson, Manny recalls more than just wins and losses.

“I don’t remember the days when I was really upset about a loss or really excited about a win,” he said. “But I do remember the days when a kid came up and said ‘thanks’. Those are the things that are really rewarding to a coach. Those intangibles that nobody sees mean the most.”

A nation-wide search for Manny’s replacement will begin immediately, Sirianni said.

Simpson College has a listing for its Head Wrestling Coach position. See below for info and how to apply.


Head Wrestling Coach

Simpson College has an immediate opening to assume leadership of our Division III wrestling program as head coach. This full-time, twelve month position reports to the Director of Athletics.

Duties will include all aspects of the College’s wrestling program, including but not limited to: practice and meet management, recruitment and retention of qualified student athletes, academic monitoring of student athletes, managing a budget within the established guidelines; fund raising; community involvement and compliance with college, conference (IIAC) and NCAA rules. Limited additional duties will be assigned by ad according to successful candidate experience and education.

Qualifications: Strong communication, organizational, and leadership skills are required, as is knowledge of current coaching methodology. Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum three years successful coaching experience at the high school or college level. Preference will be given to highly-motivated candidates with successful coaching, teaching and recruiting experience at the college level.

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, please send a cover letter, current resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references by email (Word format) to: employment@simpson.edu or by direct mail to: Director of Human Resources, Simpson College, 701 North C Street, Indianola, IA 50125.

Simpson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Date: 5/4/12