Languages Department
Learning Differences Conference 2013

Coach Biographies

  • Danny Manning
    Head Coach, WAKE FOREST University
    Former NBA Player

DANNY MANNING Danny Manning is in his first year as the Head Coach of Wake Forest University.  Prior to this position, he was at the University of Tulsa for two years and six seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Kansas.  He has been involved in coaching since 2003.  Through his life, as a player and coach, Danny Manning has earned quite a few honors.   He won an NCAA championship as a player and as a coach; he was the first draft pick of the Los Angeles Clippers in 1988, has played in 7 NBA teams and a member of team USA for the 1988 Olympics.

Manning was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.

In 2014 he was named Coach of the year in the C-USA athletic conference

  • Mike Brennan
    Head Coach, AMERICAN University

MIKE BRENNAN Mike Brennan has been the head coach of American University since 2013 with a 20-13 record.  From 1995 until 2013, coach Brennan was the assistant coach in Columbia, Princeton, American University and Georgetown University.  As an assistant coach his overall coaching record was 252 wins – 163 losses.

He played for Princeton University as a college athlete and played in Europe as a professional player.

In 2014, he was the Patriot League Coach of the Year.

  • Jim Engles
    Head Coach, NEW JERSEY Institute of Technology

JIM ENGLES Jim Engles, the head coach of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), is well respected in the coaching community.  He became the Head Coach of NJIT in 2008 and since then has shown great results in turning the program around.  He began his coaching career in 1991 at Wagner college as an Assistant coach; in 1997 he moved on to Rider and in 2003 he joined the coaching staff at Columbia university where instant results were produced as they had the best record ever.