Ken Mannie has served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Michigan State University for decades from 1995 until presently. His immediate responsibilities are with the football team, while concurrently overseeing the organization and administration of the physical development procedures for the entire athletic department.
Ken served in a similar capacity for nine years (1985-1994) at the University of Toledo (OH) prior to his appointment at Michigan State. He was a graduate assistant at The Ohio State University (1984-1985) and also taught and coached at the high school level for ten years (1974-1984).
Ken received his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education/Health Education from the University of Akron (OH) in 1974. He obtained his Master's Degree in Exercise Science from The Ohio State University in 1985 and has completed additional graduate work in Guidance and Counseling from The University of Dayton. Ken is certified with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (SCCC-2001) and The National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS-1986).
Ken has written over 100 articles for numerous professional journals and newsletters on strength/conditioning, speed development, skill development, nutrition, drug abuse, and motivation. He has also authored two book chapters, and writes a monthly column for SCHOLASTIC COACH and ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, the nation's premier coaching publication.
Ken has served as both a speaker and roundtable participant at several national conferences and seminars, including the CSCCa and the NSCA.