LaQuaid Manago enters his second season with the Bears football program as the running back’s coach. He came to Shaw after serving as the tight end coach at Southern University from 2014-2018.
Manago was apart of the Bears coaching staff that saw Shaw finish second overall in the Southern Division with a 5-2 mark in the CIAA and an overall record of 6-4 (program best since 2013). Manago was responsible Second Team All-CIAA recipient Sydney Gibbs whom ranked third in the CIAA with a rushing average of 5.7 - Gibbs rushed for 1,000 yards during his freshman season and was also named to the All-CIAA Rookie Team. Additionally, Manago helped Shaw to its second-straight Raleigh Classic victory during his first season.
Manago also served as the teams video coordinator charged with the maintenance of game film and the creation of weekly motivation video for the SU football program.
Manago held the distinction of coaching tight end Montrell Jones to become an All-SWAC performer in 2015. In 2016 Dillion Beard was named to the First Team All-SWAC and BOXOTROW All American Honorable Mention.
Manago served as a defensive graduate assistant for the North Carolina A&T football program. During his assignment with the Aggies, Manago assisted then defensive line coach/special teams coordinator Dawson Odums with the defensive line and special
teams. Manago’s additional duties included monitoring the Aggies participation list, inputting data for scouting reports and track ing players’ attendance in study hall.
Prior to N.C. A&T, Manago spent four seasons at Winston-Salem State as a student assistant where he assisted with recruiting, editing film for scouting purposes of opponents and he assisted with team workouts.
During his time at WSSU, Manago was an active member of the community. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, and he worked with a mentoring program that focused on helping elementary students with behavioral issues.
A graduate of Winston-Salem State, Manago is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.