Former Lady Vols standout Alicia Manning joins coaching staff at John Carroll

Tennessee's Alicia Manning pulls with a rebound against Old Dominion's Tia Lewis, left, and Shakeva Richards. The Lady Vols deafeat Old Dominion 90-37 at Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday, December 28, 2011. 
  
  
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Tennessee's Alicia Manning pulls with a rebound against Old Dominion's Tia Lewis, left, and Shakeva Richards. The Lady Vols deafeat Old Dominion 90-37 at Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday, December 28, 2011. (SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL)

Alicia Manning

Alicia Manning

After a summer of running basketball camps, Alicia Manning is stepping into the coaching profession.

The former Tennessee women’s basketball player has been hired as a member of the coaching staff at John Carroll University, a private Jesuit Catholic school in University Heights, Ohio.

“I am thrilled to have Alicia be the first addition to this staff,” John Carroll first-year coach Kelly Morrone said in a school release. “It was important to our program to select a candidate that could be immediately impactful in a number of ways. Her nationally recognized playing experience as a forward for the Lady Vols has prepared her to direct our post players.”

Manning played in 139 games during her career at Tennessee (2008-12). She played on teams that won three SEC tournament championships and two SEC regular season titles. She was named to the SEC all-tournament team in 2011.

During her career, UT made two Elite Eight appearances in the NCAA tournament.

Manning founded and developed Alicia Manning Personal Development Training (AMP’D) in Knoxville, which was geared toward training boys and girls ages 8-17. The training involved basketball skills, speed and agility, strength and conditioning work, along with sport psychology consulting.

She conducted two camps this summer.

“She has the energy and personality to lead our recruiting efforts,” said Morrone. “I am looking forward to working with her and I’m excited for our players to have the opportunity to learn from such a decorated athlete.”

Manning graduated from UT in December of 2011 with a degree in sports management. She completed her masters degree in May of 2013.

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dwolfcreek#397971 writes:

Great , a tough player , will make a great Coach .

sea1109 writes:

Alicia, from a neighbor just up the road in Talking Rock, I have always been an Alicia fan. Looking forward to seeing you do as well as a coach as you did as a player. Go Girl!

Giverny writes:

A person of character and with great credentials....I look forward to watching her career and personal growth evolve...

SummittsCourt writes:

Congrats to her and the school that hired her has a real winner.

BruisedOrange writes:

Those girls will work and hustle--that's for sure! But they will also exceed their own expectations, with carryover into their adult lives.

A nice picture of Alicia with Pat accompanies the announcement at
http://www.jcusports.com/news/2013/8/... Her face (and competitiveness) always made me wonder if she was related to Kevin "Happy" Harvick.

(Confession of Ignorance: When I heard she had been hired by John Carroll University... my first thought was surprise that a school of cosmetology has its own basketball team.)

madrigal writes:

Good for Alicia! Those who watched "Pat XO" on ESPN probably noticed a graphic mentioning that of the 161 women who played for Pat, 48 are or have been coaches at some level. Alicia makes 49. That speaks volumes for the Lady Vol program and Pat's legacy.

SomeGuy writes:

I've known her since she was 5 years old. One of the all-time classiest and talented girls I've ever seen. Amazing how many Lady Vols have come out of Cherokee County, GA.

johnlg00 writes:

Lots of well-deserved plaudits for a true LVFL! I always thought she had the makeup of a coach. She did all the little things that help a team win without seeking the spotlight. If she can teach her players to play as hard and as smart in as many phases of the game as she did, they will be a handful at their level.

lstbodeanvol writes:

congratulations to Alicia she was a hard working tough player...carry on what you have learned from your family in Woodstock and from Coach Pat Summitt and you will be a great coach

fake_basketball writes:

in response to johnlg00:

Lots of well-deserved plaudits for a true LVFL! I always thought she had the makeup of a coach. She did all the little things that help a team win without seeking the spotlight. If she can teach her players to play as hard and as smart in as many phases of the game as she did, they will be a handful at their level.

What is an LVFL?

BruisedOrange writes:

in response to fake_basketball:

What is an LVFL?

Lady Vol For Life?
Las Vegas Fracking License?
Living Vicariously From Lithuania?

ps11824 writes:

Manning was a workhorse. Didn't see a lot of playing time, but one could see the intensity in her eyes every second she was on the court, and when on the bench she looked to be studying the game with fervor. I think and hope she will become one of the better coaches one day. I certainly wish her the best.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to BruisedOrange:

Lady Vol For Life?
Las Vegas Fracking License?
Living Vicariously From Lithuania?

Take your pick(;-P)!

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