Tony Manna will be the Albert Lea Lakers Volunteer Assistant Coach this summer!
Manna is an Omaha, Nebraska native. He will serve as the teams 1B Coach. Manna graduated from Waldorf University where he was a 2 sport athlete; he lettered in baseball and bowling all 4 years. He was in the pitching rotation all four years for the Warriors where he is in the top 10 of numerous pitching records. He also started games at 2B his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons. Manna is currently in his 1st season as the Head Coach of the Waldorf University men’s and women’s bowling programs. “Baseball has and always will be a passion for me. I have enjoyed my time playing, and now I’m ready to give back. I’m excited to join Coach Keeran, the rest of the staff, and the players in making this summer unforgettable. I feel as though I can bring a lot of energy and knowledge to the team. During my playing career, I played every position. I look forward to being able to help out as much as I can, wherever I am needed.” – Coach Manna
“Tony is extremely passionate about athletics, and I am very excited to have him on staff. I think he will do a great job as the 1B coach, and will also help the team out with a variety of areas. He knows all facets of the game so it’s hard to pinpoint what he will be doing every day. I know he will be helpful with analysis and putting together game-plans on opposing teams. I’ve had a great relationship with Tony and know he’s going to do a great job. He brings head coaching experience, and knows the Albert Lea area very well. I think Tony is going to help us accomplish something very special this summer.” – Coach Keeran