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Tom Manning is in his seventh season on the wrestling staff at his alma mater.  A 1993 graduate of Kent State with a master's degree in computer science, Manning was three-year letterwinner, MAC champion and NCAA qualifier on the mat for the Golden Flashes. In addition, he was also the 1993 Merle Wagoner Award winner as the school's male student-athlete of the year as well as the Joe Begala Award for most valuable wrestler.

Currently, Manning is the director of technology for the Kenston school district.  He was the wrestling coach for seven seasons at Kenston High School, leading his teams to four Western Reserve Conference titles, three sectional championships and two district crowns.

Manning has been honored by the Greater Cleveland Wrestling Coaches & Officials Association as its Division II Coach of the Year twice (2001 and 2003) and was the National Wrestling Coaches Association Ohio Coach of the Year in 2001.

Manning was an assistant at Kenston for two years before becoming the head coach. He also spent one year as an assistant coach at Ravenna High School.  During the summer, Manning manages the Bomber Wrestling Camp with KSU wrestlers at Kenston High School.

Manning and his wife, Carolyn, live in Auburn, Ohio with their daughter Maegen and son Ryan.