Roy Manning, a four-time Michigan letterwinner (2001-04), discusses his return to U-M as outside linebackers coach on head coach Brady Hoke's staff (March 6, 2013).
Roy Manning is in his first year as outside linebackers coach with the Michigan football program. Manning previously was running backs coach at Northern Illinois University (2013) and the University of Cincinnati (2012).
At Cincinnati, Manning's group led the Big East in rushing in 2012, averaging 201.5 yards per game. Running back George Winn totaled the second-best rushing season in school history with 1,334 rushing yards (102.6 per game) and 13 touchdowns, both conference bests.
Prior to joining the Cincinnati staff, Manning served as offensive graduate assistant at U-M, where he worked with the offensive line and was part of a coaching staff that led the Wolverines to an 11-2 record and victory in the 2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Manning's first coaching experience came at Cincinnati in 2010, when he worked as a defensive assistant.
Prior to his appointment in Cincinnati, Manning spent three seasons in the NFL with five different teams. He signed as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers in 2005. He played in 15 games and started two contests as a rookie, tallying 41 tackles and one pass breakup. Manning tied for third on the team with 21 stops on special teams. He also had stints with the Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals.
Manning was a four-year letterman for the Wolverines (2001-04). He played in 37 career games and made 10 starts at linebacker as a fifth-year senior. He was named the Roger Zatkoff Award winner as the team's top linebacker in 2004 after posting 39 tackles, six tackles-for-loss and one sack. Manning finished his career with 72 stops, nine TFLs and three sacks.
Manning earned his bachelor's degree in general studies from U-M in 2004. He is a 2000 graduate of Saginaw High School in Saginaw, Mich. Manning lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track, and was named the male scholar-athlete of the year at Saginaw.