Keystone College has named Kacy Manning as its new director of athletics. Ms. Manning, who had been Keystone’s associate director of athletics, replaces Scott Gower, who accepted a management position with BSN Sports, a sports apparel and equipment firm.
Prior to becoming Keystone’s associate athletic director earlier this year, Ms. Manning had been head field hockey coach and student-athlete affairs coordinator at Marywood University. Before joining Marywood, she served as assistant director of athletics, head field hockey coach, and senior woman administrator at Keystone.
Among her many achievements, Ms. Manning was named 2012 Colonial Athletic States Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and has achieved more than 100 career wins as a field hockey coach. While at Marywood, she received the Raymond P. Heath Award for Leadership in Student Activities and was nominated for the Advisor of the Year award.
“We are extremely pleased to have Kacy Manning as our new director of athletics,” said Keystone College Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Nicole Langan, Ed.D. “In addition to her success as an administrator, head coach, and student-athlete, Kacy brings a tremendous respect for Keystone and its rich tradition of academic and athletic success.”
Ms. Manning played Division II field hockey at East Stroudsburg University, where she completed her bachelor of science degree in in hotel, restaurant, and tourism management. She earned a master of science degree in sports management/intercollegiate athletics administration from California University of Pennsylvania. She resides in North Abington Township with her husband, Kevin, and five children; Cooper, Hayden, Quinn, Miller, and Sunny.
Recognized as one of the best educational values in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Keystone offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree options in liberal arts and science-based programs in business, communications, education, natural science, environmental science, and social sciences. Located on a beautiful 276-acre campus 15 minutes from Scranton, Pa. and two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, Keystone is known for small class sizes and individual attention focused on student success through internships, research, and community involvement.