Sean Manuel - Offensive Line / Strength & Conditioning Coach

Sandor Manuel

Hometown: El Sobrante, CA

High School: Pinole Valley HS

College: New Mexico State University

Family: Wife Rebekah, Daughter Jaden, Son Santino, Daughter Aliana, Mom & Dad Samuel & Francine Manuel, Twin Brother Samuel, Brother Neno Manuel, Brother Robert McGregor

Coaching History:

2005 - Tight Ends / Linebackers - California High School, San Ramon CA

2006 - 2008 - Offensive Line Coach - California High School

2009 - Offensive Line Coach / Defensive Coordinator 2009 - California High School

2010 - Head Strength and Conditioning Coach / Quality Control - Bishop Gorman

2011 - Present Strength and Conditioning Coach / Offensive Line Coach - Bishop Gorman

Coaching Accomplishments:

2005 - North Coast Section Quarter-finalists - California High School 

2007 - East Bay Athletic League Champions, North Coast Section Finalists - California High School

2008 - North Coast Section Quarter-finalists - California High School

American Monthly National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year

2010 - Sunset Southwest League Champions, NIAA State Champions - Bishop Gorman

2011 - Sunset Southwest League Champions, NIAA State Champions - Bishop Gorman

2012 - Sunset Southwest League Champions, NIAA State Champions - Bishop Gorman

American Football Monthly National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year

2013 - Sunset Southwest League Champions, NIAA State Champions - Bishop Gorman

2014 - Sunset Southwest League Champions, NIAA State Champions - Bishop Gorman

National Champions

2015 - Sunset Southwest League Champions, NIAA State Champions - Bishop Gorman

National Champions

Prominent Pupils:

Ronnie Stanley- All American (Notre Dame), Ronnie Scoggins- All State (UNLV), Lott Haia-Kahalewai - All State, Nick Strehlow – All State, Tanner Britton- All State,  Nick Gates- All American (Nebraska), Zach Singer- All State (Kent State), Ethan Palelei- All State (Army), Jackson Perry- All State (Dartmouth)

Personal Bio:

Sandor (Sean) Manuel was born in 1973 in Berkeley California to Sicilian and African American parents, Francine and the late Samuel Manuel. His father played center position for the football team at Alcorn State in Mississippi and his mother attended the University of San Francisco and afterwards received a master’s degree in physical therapy from Columbia University in New York. Sandor was one of four boys and an identical twin.  Played football at Laney Community College for 2 years, then received a scholarship to New Mexico State University along with his identical twin where they played together along with Head UNLV coach Tony Sanchez. Earned All-Conference honors and All-American honors at New Mexico State University. Drafted to the 49ers 7th round in 1996 played there till 1997, NFL Europe 1998, then picked up by Kansas City Chiefs from 1998-99.  Spent one year in the XFL with San Francisco Demons 2001.  Started Coaching at California HS, San Ramon CA in 2004 with Tony Sanchez.  Coached there until 2009.  Earned American Monthly National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year 2008.  Came to Gorman in 2010 as Strength and Conditioning Coach and quality control; earned American Football Monthly National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year 2012.  Currently the Offensive Line and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Gaels.