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Bill Mannino

Bill Mannino was named head golf coach at Hollins University in 2007. He enjoyed a distinguished collegiate golfing career at Temple University, leading the Owls to an Atlantic 10 Conference title and four NCAA Tournament qualifications between 1993 and 1996. Mannino’s individual highlights include an Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament medalist championship in 1993 and winning the Fairleigh Dickinson Tournament in 1996. That same year, he captained the Temple golf team as a senior.

After graduating in 1997, Mannino competed as a professional on the Teardrop, South Florida and Triangle Golf Tours. He went on to serve as an assistant golf professional at the Cricket Club of Philadelphia and the Roanoke (Virginia) Country Club.

Mannino returned to Temple to become head golf coach from 2001- 2004. During his tenure, the Owls won the Delaware Invitational and the Philadelphia Big 5 Classic, and finished in the top five or better in 16 events. He coached the 2002 Atlantic 10 individual medalist as well as two other individual tournament winners, and lead Temple to a top-100 ranking.

In 2007 and 2008 Mannino led the Hollins golfers to a tournament victory at the St. Andrews Spring Invitational. The 2007-08 season also highlighted Vicky Kasza’s 16th place finish at the NCAA Championship. Kasza was named to the All Eastern Regional Team. The 2009-10 season was highlighted by the Hollins women winning the Gettysburg Spring Invitational.

In the fall of 2010, the Hollins team found themselves ranked 28th in country after two top-three finishes at Piedmont College and the Naval Academy. his would be the first of three consecutive seasons where the Hollins golf team was included in the GolfStat National Rankings.

After a successful 2012-13 season, Mannino once again coached a golfer in the NCAA DIII National Tournament field. After winning the prestigious Jekyll Island Collegiate, Elizabeth Cheng finished in a tie for 12th at the national championships.

In addition to leading a pair of golfers to the NCAA National Tournament, Mannino has seen three golfers earn All American Scholar status. The ODAC started sponsoring women’s golf in 2012-13 and since then Mannino has helped place three different Hollins golfers on All-ODAC teams. Cheng graduated in 2014 as a two-time All-American, two-time ODAC Women's Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year, and two-time Hollins Sportswoman of the Year.

CONTACT
Bill Mannino
Athletics Department
Hollins University
P.O. Box 9553
Roanoke, VA 24020
(540) 362-7436
Fax: (540) 362-6553
bmannino@hollins.edu