Assistant Coach, Princeton University
He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and began rowing at Phillips Exeter Academy. Prior to coaching full time, he served as a secondary school counselor and teacher.
Manning began as Parker’s Freshman coach, winning Eastern Sprints medals in twelve of his thirteen years, including seven victories. The Frosh also raced at the IRAs from 2003 to 2011 winning three Silvers and three Bronzes. In both 2001 and 2002 his crews went on to win the Temple Challenge Cup at Henley.
In 2006 and 2007 he directed the U-23 Men’s Sculling program for the United States.
From June, 2011 through September, 2013, Manning worked for Harry Parker as Associate Head Coach of Harvard Rowing. In both years, Harvard won the Rowe Cup at the Eastern Sprints and swept Yale in the Harvard/Yale Regatta. The 1V also won the Eastern Sprints and Ivy League championship in 2013. Additionally, they took Silver in 2013 and Bronze in 2012 at the IRA National Championships. At the Henley Royal Regatta, Harvard’s crews won the Visitor’s Challenge Cup in 2013, the Ladies Challenge Plate in 2012, and the Prince Albert Cup in 2011.
The 2019 season is Bill Manning’s sixth as Assistant Coach of Princeton’s Lightweight Men. Last year, all four Tiger boats won medals at the Eastern Sprints and Princeton had the best overall finish of all lightweight teams at IRAs.