The Indianapolis Colts busy offseason rages on. Newly hired head coach Frank Reich is currently in the process of filling out his coaching staff - and now thanks to the hire of former Iowa State offensive coordinator Tom Manning, he now has his tight ends coach.
Despite having no experience in the NFL, Manning has gained respect at the collegiate level. Over the past two seasons when he was calling plays, he lead Iowa State to their two most productive passing offenses in the Cyclones history.
In addition to being the offensive coordinator, Manning is also held the title of offensive line coach. In 2015, he was named Football Scoop Offensive Line Coach of the Year.
Colts making some really interesting coaching hires. Here’s another: Plucking Iowa State offensive coordinator, per sources, to coach TEs: https://t.co/JjvAApi5pM— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) February 24, 2018
Here is a complete list of Manning’s coaching experience:
2016-17 Iowa State – Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line
2012-15 Toledo - Offensive Line
2011 Mount Union - Offensive Line
2010 Toledo - Director of Football Operations
2009 Toledo - Graduate Assistant
2007-08 Emory & Henry (VA) College - Offensive Line, Run-Game Coordinator
2006 Massillon (OH) Jackson H.S. - Offensive Line
The addition of Manning is an intriguing one, and will be interesting to see what he can do to improve the play of the tight end position by a group that is lead by Jack Doyle who is coming off his first pro bowl season.