Matthew McManaway, a three-time All-Conference Carolinas selection, and one of the top hitters and blockers in NCAA Division II over the last four years, has been named a Student Assistant Men’s Volleyball Coach at North Greenville University.
McManaway, a native of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, was one of the first players to sign at NGU for its inaugural season in 2015. He holds eight career records for the Crusaders, including most kills (978), Block Solos (75), Block Assists, Total Blocks (313), Points (1256), and most matches and sets played. He holds nearly every single season record as well.
A Sport Management major at NGU, McManaway will graduate in December and plans to attend graduate school at North Greenville and continue coaching for the Crusaders.
“One of the happiest days I had back in 2014 was when Matt called me and said he was committing to play on our first team at NGU,” Coach Battenfield stated. “I had seen him play at a tournament in Florida and knew I needed a solid middle hitter to anchor the team through the formative years. Matt certainly did that and was near the top in the nation (NCAA Division I) in hitting percentage and blocking for his entire career. I am thrilled to have him join the staff because he is a very mature, intelligent young man who understands what we need to get done to continue the development of our youthful program (NGU begins its 5th season in 2018-2019).”