Megan Mannering came to DePauw in 2012 as assistant men’s and women’s cross country and track and field coach/recruiting coordinator after holding a similar position at Defiance College (Ohio).
In addition to her recruiting duties for each of the programs, Mannering also works with the sprinters, hurdlers and horizontal jumpers.
While at Defiance, Mannering assisted with all aspects of the program. She was responsible for coordinating all preseason and regular season training plans for sprinters jumpers and hurdlers, while also providing the skills to the athletes to strive off the field through academic achievement.
During her tenure at Defiance, the teams set seven track school records and sent a student-athlete to the NCAA Championships Additionally, they brought home 15 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference academic all-conference accolades, six outdoor all-Ohio, six HCAC honorable mention, three indoor all-Ohio and two HCAC Athlete of the Week honors.
Mannering also has developed additional experience in the coaching realm through her creation of the RUN, JUMP, THROW Track and Field Camp, which she directed from 2004-2006. Furthermore, she volunteered at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships and the 2010 NCAA Track and Field Championships before coaching at the Archbold Track and Field Camp in 2011.
A 2010 graduate of John Carroll University, Mannering went on to earn her master’s degree in education from Defiance in 2012 and is currently a member of the USA Track & Field (USATF) organization. She is USATF Level One certified and in the summer of 2012 earned Level Two certification in jumps.
In her time as an undergraduate at John Carroll, Mannering was a member of the track and field team for four years, being named captain for her junior and senior campaigns. While in Cleveland, Ohio, she was also a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee for the duration of her education.