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Roy Manning
Sport(s)Football
Current position
TitleCornerbacks
TeamOklahoma
ConferenceBig 12
Annual salary$425,000
Biographical details
Born (1981-12-04) December 4, 1981 (age 38)
Saginaw, Michigan
Playing career
Position(s)Linebacker

Roy Lee Manning, Jr. (born December 4, 1981), is an American football coach and former player. He currently serves as cornerbacks coach at the University of Oklahoma. He played linebacker in the National Football League for three seasons. Manning was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He also played for the Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Cincinnati Bengals during his NFL career. Manning played college football at Michigan. He won the 2004 Roger Zatkoff Award as the University of Michigan's football team's top linebacker.

Coaching careerEdit

Roy Manning began his coaching career as a defensive assistant at the University of Cincinnati in 2010, where he helped lead the football team to a record of 4-8. Following the 2010 season Roy Manning took an offensive graduate assistant position under Brady Hoke at the University of Michigan, where he helped coach the Wolverines to an overall record of 11-2 including a win in the 2012 Sugar Bowl. In February 2012, Manning returned to Cincinnati as the school's running backs coach. In his only season at Cincinnati, the Bearcats led the Big East in rushing offense.[1] In January 2013 Manning was named running backs coach at Northern Illinois University.[2] In March 2013, Manning returned to the University of Michigan as outside linebackers coach filling the coaching staff position left by the departure of Jerry Montgomery.[3] In January 2015, He was hired by Mike Leach at Washington State as the Cougs' outside linebackers coach.[4] In January 2019, Manning was hired as cornerbacks coach at the University of Oklahoma.[5]


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