Wake Forest fires Men’s Basketball coach Danny Manning

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons fired Men’s Basketball head coach Danny Manning on Saturday morning. He was at the school for six seasons.

A national search has begun to find Manning’s replacement.

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Manning guided the program to a 13-18 record this season before his departure. The Demon Deacons went 6-14 within the Atlantic Coast Conference.

He went 78-111 during his six seasons, as the leader of the program. He had only one winning season during his tenure at the school. 

During the 2016-17 season, manning guided the program to a 19-14 record. He also guided the team to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, also known as the NCAA March Madness Tournament, before losing in the first-round.

Three of the six seasons, he guided the program to 11-20 records. He also had two seasons, where he guided the program to 13-18 and 13-19 seasons.

In Manning’s coaching career, as a head coach, he has guided the Demon Deacons and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to a 116-140 record. He led the Golden Hurricane program for two seasons, going 38-29. 

During his final season at Tulsa, he guided the team to a 21-13 record, his best season as a head coach. The Golden Hurricane made the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Round of 64, before being eliminated.

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