Penn State Greater Allegheny Men's Basketball program is led by third-year Head Coach, Clyde Manns. In his first season at Greater Allegheny, Manns led the Nittany Lions to marked improvements both on and off the court. The team just missed the PSUAC playoffs. Under Manns' guidance, PSUGA had six players named to the PSUAC All-Academic Team.
In the 2009-10 season, the Lions finished 14-12 overall an 11-6 in the PSUAC. Greater Allegheny qualifed for the PSUAC playoffs for the first time since 2006. The Lions had two players earn All-PSUAC, along with USCAA All-American and USCAA Academic All-American.
Manns comes to Penn State Greater Allegheny after serving six years as the Assistant Coach at LaRoche College. While there, he helped the Redhawks win the AMCC Championship in 2004. Along with coaching on the collegiate level, Manns played for four years at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. During his junior and senior seasons, the team won back-to-back conference championships. He graduated as the school’s all-time leader in assists and steals. Manns also played one year of professional basketball in 2006 with the Central Oregon Hotshots.
Assistant Coach - Chris Loomis
Chris Loomis earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management from Robert Morris University in 2001. Currently, Loomis is employed as a Customer Service Representative at Allegheny General Hospital. In addition to his work at AGH, Loomis works with the Robert Morris Athletic Department and operates the scoreboard during football and basketball home games. He has been an assistant coach for the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Youth Association basketball team for the past nine years. Loomis is also an instructor for the Powerhouse Youth Basketball Camp.