Manning Steps Down at St. Margaret’s (Updated, 5-30-12)

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School varsity boys lacrosse coach Gerry Manning—who 12 years ago founded one of the most successful lacrosse programs in Orange County, has resigned, confirmed.

Manning guided the Tartans to state and county championships in 2005, won seven league championships, was a three-time county finalist and was named Coach of the Year in both 2004 and 2011.

It was not yet announced who will succeed Manning at SMES. The Tartans were co-Trinity League champs this past season before losing in the first round of the US Lacrosse Southern Section playoffs to Newport Harbor. They finished with an 11-7 mark.

Below is the official statement from St. Margaret’s athletic director Susie Maga:

Longtime St. Margaret’s Lacrosse Head Coach, Gerry Manning, has decided to step aside from his head coaching position.  Coach Manning started the Tartan Boys’ Lacrosse program 12 years ago, and since then he has  accumulated an extraordinary overall record of 123-54.  Always competing at the highest level, Coach Manning’s teams have won the last six consecutive Trinity League Championships.    We couldn’t be more proud of his accomplishments and are so thankful for all that he has given to this program. We are very pleased that he will continue to be a part of the Tartans lacrosse program and teach Physical Education in our Lower School.

We are currently accepting applications for the head coaching position.  Interested candidates should email Susie Maga, Director of Athletics, at including a cover letter expressing their interest in the position and a current resume.  

–By staff