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Joe Maniaci
Maniaci pictured in The Archive 1949, Saint Louis yearbook
Personal information
Date of birth: (1914-01-31)January 31, 1914
Place of birth: New York, New York
Date of death: September 15, 1996(1996-09-15) (aged 82)
Career information
College: Fordham
NFL Draft: 1936 / Round: 6 / Pick: 49
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Brooklyn Dodgers (19361938)
 As coach:
* Bainbridge (1943–1944)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× NFL Champion (1940, 1941)
  • 2× NFL All-Star (1940, 1941)
Stats at
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Joseph Vincent Maniaci (January 31, 1914 – September 15, 1996) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Fordham University and then in the National Football League (NFL) with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Bears. Maniaci served as the head football coach at Saint Louis University from 1948 to 1949, compiling a record of 6–13–1. The school dropped its varsity football program after the 1949 season.

Maniaci grew up in Lodi, New Jersey and attended Hasbrouck Heights High School.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
Bainbridge Commodores (Independent) (1943–1944)
1943 Bainbridge 7–0 17
1944 Bainbridge 10–0 5
Bainbridge: 17–0
Saint Louis Billikens (Missouri Valley Conference) (1948–1949)
1948 Saint Louis 4–7 0–2 5th
1949 Saint Louis 2–6–1 0–3–1 7th
Saint Louis: 6–13–1 0–5–1
Total: 23–13–1
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final AP Poll.


  1. Maglionico, Artie. The Brothers Maniaci: football greats Lodi History Highlights, Lodi Public Library, August 2008. Accessed May 13, 2016. "You can't reminisce about Lodi sports in the 30s without mentioning the town's most celebrated young athletes, the brothers Maniaci, Sam and Joe.... Both were stars at Hasbrouck Heights High School."

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