Lamar Manigo joins Shaw University for his fifth season now as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He previously served as the running backs and special teams coach (2018) with over a decade of offensive coaching experience in NCAA FCS football.
Manigo has now been apart of three Raleigh Classic wins in the last four seasons. Under his guidance as the offensive coordinator in 2019, the Bears were second in the CIAA for passing offense (218.8) and third for offensive efficiency (137.8). Manigo helped Shaw to a 6-4 overall record, 5-2 mark in league action and an overall second place finish in the Southern Division. Offensively, Manigo had three Bears (Keanu Gonzales, Sydney Gibbs and Kevonta Moses) chosen to the All-CIAA Team.
In 2018, Shaw ranked fourth in the CIAA for its offense with a 63.2 percentage and 2,566 yards. In his first season as the quarterbacks coach, Keon Marsh was third in the CIAA with 2,333 total passing yards on 202-of-314 pass completions and 18 touchdowns.
During the 2017 season as the running backs and special teams coach where he helped running back Uriah Bethea earn an All-CIAA Honorable Mention honor.
Prior to Shaw, Manigo served as the tight end/fullback coach for Norfolk State University (NSU) in 2014. Manigo arrived at NSU after serving three seasons as receivers coach at MEAC member North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham.
In 2013, he helped tutor All-MEAC selection Adrian Wilkins, who achieved career highs in receptions and yards and led the MEAC in all-purpose yardage. In 2012, under Manigo’s tutelage, NCCU’s leading receiver Geovonie Irvine earned All-Conference honors and ended his career as second-leading receiver in NCCU history with 171 catches for 2,322 yards and 16 touchdowns. In his first season at NCCU (2011), Manigo helped coach three members of the NCCU Eagles’ receiving corps to career highs in either receptions or receiving yards. That same year, NCCU finished in the Top 5 in the MEAC in passing offense.
Manigo began his coaching career in 2007 at SWAC member Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) in Prairie View, Texas, as an offensive graduate assistant. He spent two years in that role, working primarily with PVAMU quarterbacks, before promoted to receivers coach in 2009. In his first year as receivers coach, the PVAMU Panthers won their first SWAC title since 1965.
That same season, the Panther’s offense finished 1st in FCS in passing efficiency. They also finished 1st in the conference in passing yards. Manigo would go on to coach Panthers receivers Shaun Stephens, who earned All-SWAC honors in 2010 after tallying career highs in receptions (63), yards (859) and touchdowns (9) and ended his career second all-time in receptions in school history. Another Manigo pupil, Gabe Osaze-Ediae, earned all-conference honors with career highs in receptions, yards and touchdowns in 2009. Manigo was selected to the NCAA Future Coaches Academy in 2009 and to the NCAA- NFL Coaches Academy in 2016.
Before becoming a coach, Manigo played collegiately at Bowie State University, where he was a four-year starter and team captain as quarterback from 2003 to 2006. In 2005, Manigo led the BSU Bulldogs to the CIAA championship game following an eight-win season in addition to a berth in the Pioneer Bowl. After a solid 2006 campaign, Manigo was named Bowie State’s offensive MVP. He remains the BSU record holder for most career passing yards well as most touchdown passes in a career, season and game.
The Baltimore, Md. native holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bowie State and a master’s degree in counseling from Prairie View. Manigo and his fiancée, Ashley, became proud parents of daughter and son.