McMannis comes to Holy Names University after previously having served as head women’s soccer coach at Bethany College in Kansas since July 2011. A former collegiate athlete, McMannis was the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Women’s Coach of the Year in 2013. He also helped the team to a second place finish in the conference.
McMannis, who is also the coach of the men's soccer at HNU, is a former collegiate soccer player, having played four years at The Master’s College from 2001-2005. While there, McMannis was a NCCAA Division I National Champion in 2001 and a NCCAA Division I Runner Up in 2004. He also played as a member of the El Toro High School boys soccer team and the West Coast Futbol Club.
His coaching career began as a soccer coach at Trabuco Hills High School in 2003-2005. While there, he served as head boys junior varsity coach and assistant boys varsity coach. He received his first girls head coaching job at Village Christian High School in 2005-2009. His first collegiate coaching experience was as an assistant women’s soccer coach at The Master’s College in the 2006 season.
McMannis’s first collegiate head coaching gig began in 2011 at Bethany (Kan.). He doubled the teams wins in each of the first three seasons as coach, and led the team to a top-50 ranking in goals-per-game, shots and shots on goal in the NAIA. McMannis coach the Swedes to a second place conference finish, and reached the NAIA semi finals in both 2013 and 2014. Academic success was also important to McMannis, as he helped the student-athletes maintain over a 3.0 GPA over the past four years.