|Title:||Assistant Volleyball Coach|
Peter Maneggia, Jr. is entering his fourth year and second season in a row as an assistant to the volleyball team in the fall of 2019. Maneggia was the head men's and women's coach at Nichols College two seasons ago after previously working as an assistant for the Bantams in 2014 and 2015. During his first stop in Hartford, he worked with the Bantams on defense and service reception while assisting with recruiting. He also was the head men's coach at South Windsor High School for three seasons where his teams compiled a record of 49-22 and won the 2016 state title. He was the co-director of the volleyball club at CT Velocity VBC, Inc., where he worked with 150 youth volleyball players ages 10-18, and he has worked a pair of USA Volleyball clinics and the High Performance Clinic with Olympic Volleyball Staff in Colorado Springs, Colo. in 2014.
Prior to his first stint at Trinity, Maneggia was the head coach at Eastern Connecticut, where he led the Warriors to a 20-win season and to a Little East Conference tournament first-round win over Western Connecticut. Eastern Connecticut won two regular-season tournaments in 2011 and captured 12 of its final 16 matches. His 2013 team captured its final seven regular-season matches and 11 of its last 12, winning four straight conference matches after an 0-3 start, to qualify for the ECAC Tournament. The post-season appearance was the first for the Warriors since 2007. Maneggia began his coaching career as an assistant volleyball coach at Eastern Connecticut in the fall of 1988 on a team which won the ECAC championship. He gained subsequent volleyball coaching experience at American International College and at two stops on the high school level as head coach at Windham High School and assistant coach at Coventry High School. He returned to Eastern Connecticut as an assistant volleyball coach for three seasons before being named interim head coach prior to 2011.
Maneggia also has 25 years of coaching experience, including head coaching jobs at Division I College of the Holy Cross and crosstown rival St. Joseph. He also was an assistant softball coach at Division I Central Connecticut and with the Bantams. Maneggia holds certification from the USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation program as a USAV-CAP Level I volleyball coach. For the past four seasons, he has served as an assistant coach with the Husky Volleyball Club 14-year-old junior Olympic program out of Marlborough. He has also served as a clinician at the Cape Cod Volleyball Camp and in 2010 attended the Carl McGowan Gold Medal Squared Clinic, administered by the USA Olympic volleyball coaches. Maneggia is a 1988 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in human service administration.