Rich Manning has taken Utah to the NCAA Tournament both years under his direction.
Dec. 19, 2003
SALT LAKE CITY - Rich Manning, in his second year as head coach of the Utah women's soccer program, has been named the NSCAA/adidas West Region Coach of the Year. He is one of six regional award winners eligible for National Coach of the Year recognition.
Manning is 29-6-5 in two seasons at Utah and led the Utes to a consensus Top 25 national ranking in the final polls this season. Utah was ranked 24th in the NSCAA/adidas poll, 19th by Soccer America Magazine, and 22nd by Soccer Buzz Magazine.
Utah had its most successful season in school history in 2003 with a record 16 wins. The Utes went 6-0 in Mountain West Conference play to win their first outright league title and captured the MWC Tournament title. Utah also advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year.
2003 NSCAA/adidas Division I Women's Regional Coaches of the Year
Central Bill Hempen University of Colorado Great Lakes Randy Waldrum University of Notre Dame Mid-Atlantic Ann Clifton Villanova University Northeast Alison Foley Boston College Southeast Anson Dorrance University of North Carolina West Rich Manning University of Utah