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Julie Manning Joins Wyoming Athletics as Senior Associate Athletics Director and SWA


Julie Manning

Julie Manning

Jan. 3, 2014

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Julie Manning has joined the University of Wyoming Athletics Department as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Sport Administration and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA). Her hiring was announced by UW Athletics Director Tom Burman on Friday. She began her new position on Jan. 2, 2014.

Manning comes to Wyoming from the University of Colorado where she recently completed her ninth year. She most recently was the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance, Financial Aid and Administration at CU. In addition to her athletic administrative experience, she also brings 20 years of successful college-coaching experience with her to Wyoming. From 1985 to 2005, she was the head women's golf coach at Iowa State University. While serving as the head women's golf coach at Iowa State, she also served as the Assistant to the Senior Associate AD/SWA from May 2000 to March 2003. Manning served as the Interim SWA at Iowa State from August 2002 to November 2002. She began her nine-year administrative career at Colorado in January 2005.

"We couldn't be happier than to have Julie (Manning) become part of our senior administrative staff," said Burman. "It is not often that you have an opportunity to hire someone with the wealth of experience that Julie brings. She has a great blend of administrative and coaching experience, which I think will benefit our student-athletes, our coaches and our other administrators a great deal. We want to welcome her to our staff, and look forward to begin working with her to make our department the best it can be."

Manning will be involved in supervision of sports, will work closely with student-athletes and as senior woman administrator will be the athletics department representative on a variety of university and Mountain West Conference committees.

"I very much appreciate the opportunity to join the marvelous coaches, administrators and staff at the University of Wyoming," said Manning. "I want to thank Tom Burman and the chair of the search committee, Deputy Athletics Director Matt Whisenant, for believing in me. The moment I arrived on campus, I knew I wanted to be part of this staff and continue the work already in place to achieve something very special here in Laramie."

At Colorado, Manning was involved in a wide variety of areas. She held sport supervision responsibility over a number of men's and women's sports. She was CU's Title IX Coordinator and chaired the Gender Equity Committee. In her role as Associate A.D. for Compliance and Financial Aid, Manning served as the primary contact for all compliance audits and reviews conducted by the Pacific-12 Conference, state and university.

Manning supervised the CU compliance office, which included implementing and monitoring rules-education and compliance procedures related to NCAA and PAC-12 rules and regulations. She also oversaw annual coaches' certification exams regarding NCAA rules education. Manning worked closely with the CU Faculty Athletics Representative to monitor and educate athletics department staff on new NCAA legislation. She was called upon to interpret NCAA bylaws and investigate and report any potential NCAA or PAC-12 Conference rules violations. And she assisted the SWA in all gender equity and Equity in Athletics Data Analysis (EADA) issues.

During her 20-year career as head women's golf coach at Iowa State from 1985-2005, Manning was named the Big Eight Conference Coach of the Year three times, in 1990, `93 and `96. She also was named the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Regional Coach of the Year in 1993, and finished as the runner-up for that award in 1994 and `95. Manning was elected and served as President of the NGCA from 1995-2000. In 2000, she was inducted into the NGCA Hall of Fame. She guided the Cyclones to four NCAA Eastern Regional appearances, one Big Eight Championship and three Big Eight runner-up finishes. Manning coached 13 Academic All-Americans and nine All-Big Eight/Big 12 honorees. The graduation rate of her student-athletes was 98 percent.

A collegiate golfer, herself, at Iowa State from 1978-82, she went on to serve as the head golf professional at the university-owned Veenker Memorial Golf Course from 1983-98. Manning has numerous former players and assistant coaches coaching at the collegiate level.

Manning is a native of Granger, Iowa. She received her bachelor's degree in physical education with a coaching endorsement from ISU in 1983. Manning is a 2000 graduate of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) HERS Institute for Administrative Advancement, which is focused on leadership development for women in intercollegiate athletics administration. She is also a 2008 graduate of the NACWAA Leadership Enhancement Institute.

Manning replaces Molly Moore, who resigned her position as Senior Associate Athletics Director and SWA at UW to move back to Montana and be closer to family.

Julie Manning's College Athletics Administrative and Coaching Experience

College Athletic Administrative Experience

2014-: University of Wyoming, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Sport Administration/Senior Woman Administrator

2006-2013: University of Colorado, Associate Athletics Director for Compliance, Financial Aid and Administration

2005-2006: University of Colorado, Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance and Financial Aid

2002: Iowa State University, Interim Senior Woman Administrator (August to November 2002)

2002: Iowa State University, Tournament Manager for NCAA Women's Basketball Regional Tournament

2000-2003: Iowa State University, Assistant to the Senior Associate A.D/Senior Woman Administrator

College Coaching Experience

1985-2005: Iowa State University, Head Women's Golf Coach

2000: Inducted into the National Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame

1995-2000: President of the National Golf Coaches Association

1993: National Golf Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year

1990, `93, `96: Big Eight Conference Coach of the Year

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