Marcus Manning Chosen as New Government Director of Durham Sports activities Fee
SHREVEPORT, LA — Marcus Manning, director of athletics and recreation at Centenary School since August 2018, has been chosen as the brand new govt director for the Durham Sports activities Fee in Durham, North Carolina. Manning begins his new place on October 19.
“Marcus Manning has been an impressive chief for Centenary, each for the Athletics division and the campus as a complete,” says Centenary president Dr. Christopher L. Holoman. “He has grown our athletic program and set a course for extra success sooner or later. He has additionally been a useful contributor to advancing our strategic plan and a strong voice for variety and inclusion. We’re excited to see what he’ll accomplish in his new function and need him all the most effective.”
Manning, a St. Louis native, got here to Centenary from Maryville College in St. Louis the place he was the athletic director for six years. He served as interim athletic director from August 2018 till his everlasting appointment in February 2019.
In his brief time at Centenary, Manning oversaw 20 varsity sports activities and spearheaded the addition of two varsity sports activities – esports and STUNT, starting fall 2021 – and one membership sport – males’s aggressive membership volleyball, within the spring of 2020. Centenary made historical past because it grew to become one of many first within the state of Louisiana to supply these sports activities underneath the course of the athletic division.
The athletic division beforehand introduced the additions of males’s and ladies’s cross nation, males’s and ladies’s monitor and area and aggressive cheer and dance in 2019. Within the spring of 2019, the Centenary athletic division launched the Centenary School Athlete Community, a branded and customised know-how platform to arrange, promote, and monitor the packages and companies provided to all present and former student-athletes. Centenary grew to become the primary Division III program to undertake this groundbreaking know-how.
Manning was additionally instrumental within the set up of a brand new enjoying floor at Mayo Subject, house of Centenary’s males’s and ladies’s soccer groups and males’s lacrosse group. The brand new floor was put in previous to the 2019 soccer season, and was formally devoted on Sept. 27, 2019.
In the summertime of 2020, Manning was named the recipient of the School’s David Womack Award, giving to a Centenary college or employees member who offers consideration to working throughout divisional and departmental traces, to constructing bridges, and to being deliberately inclusive of all members of the Centenary campus neighborhood.
“I am unable to thank Dr. Holoman sufficient for his management and the chance to serve our coaches, employees, student-athletes, and full campus neighborhood,” says Manning. “Throughout my time at Centenary I have been capable of witness educational success, neighborhood engagement, nice particular person performances, All-American performances, championship degree group performances, coach of the 12 months awards, and a NCAA Event look. The Centenary neighborhood welcomed me, offered studying alternatives, and nice recollections. And for that, I’ll without end be grateful and grateful.”
David Orr, Centenary’s assistant athletic director for recreation and services, will function interim athletic director following Manning’s departure.