Penn State Greater Allegheny Men's Basketball program is led by fifth-year Head Coach, Clyde Manns. GA fought through a rough schedule in 2011-2012, going 5-20 overall and 3-14 in the PSUAC. However, two players garnered All-Conference accolades. With a core group back and plenty of fresh faces, coach Manns looks to return Greater Allegheny to the PSUAC playoffs.
The Lions endured a tough 2010-2011 campaign, but did have one player earn USCAA All-American status and two players named to the All-PSUAC team. Manns hopes to return to the PSUAC playoffs this season, for the second time in three years.
In the 2009-10 season, the Lions finished 14-12 overall an 11-6 in the PSUAC. Greater Allegheny qualifed for the PSUAC playoffs for the first time since 2006. The Lions had two players earn All-PSUAC, along with USCAA All-American and USCAA Academic All-American.
In his first season at Greater Allegheny, Manns led the Nittany Lions to marked improvements both on and off the court. The team just missed the PSUAC playoffs. Under Manns' guidance, PSUGA had six players named to the PSUAC All-Academic Team.
Manns comes to Penn State Greater Allegheny after serving six years as the Assistant Coach at LaRoche College. While there, he helped the Redhawks win the AMCC Championship in 2004. Along with coaching on the collegiate level, Manns played for four years at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. During his junior and senior seasons, the team won back-to-back conference championships. He graduated as the school’s all-time leader in assists and steals. Manns also played one year of professional basketball in 2006 with the Central Oregon Hotshots.