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January 2018

Ed Manetta, Director of Athletics of

Manhattanville College

Manhattanville College Welcomes Edward Manetta As Director of Athletics

Manhattanville College has appointed Edward Manetta of Larchmont,  as Director of Athletics.  Manetta will be responsible for maintaining the rich tradition of Valiant athletics at Manhattanville College. This includes ensuring competitive men’s and women’s sports teams, while maintaining high academic standards for Valiant athletes. Manetta’s duties also include ensuring compliance with NCAA standards, coaches and staff, and overseeing fundraising and partnership opportunities for the college’s athletic department.


Manetta brings many years of valuable experience in college athletics and sports marketing to the Valiant community.  Most recently, Mandetta served as the Director of Sports Programming at the Barclay’s Center and Nassau Coliseum. His career includes senior management positions at both Edelman Worldwide and Hill and Knowlton, both leading public relations agencies, where he directed all client services in sports related campaigns including the Olympic Games, 1994 FIFA World Cup and Chicago Marathon.  He began his career as an Assistant Athletic Director at Fordham University, and later served as Athletic Director at both DePaul University and St. John’s University.


“We appreciate and thank Ed for his contributions to Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. He will be a great leader for the Manhattanville College’s Athletics Department,” said Keith Sheldon, Executive Vice President, Programming for BSE.

“We are pleased to appoint Edward Manetta as the Director of Athletics,” said Michael E. Geisler, Ph.D, president of Manhattanville College. “He has a wealth of proven leadership experience in developing and overseeing programs and events (including Olympic events and the World Cup), and creating relationships and securing corporate sponsorships.”


“I am excited and honored to be joining the Manhattanville College community as athletic director,” said  Manetta. “Manhattanville has a strong history of athletic excellence and I look forward to working with our talented coaches, staff, student athletes, campus and community partners, alumni, and fans to continue this rich tradition.”


The Manhattanville College Department of Athletics (www.govaliants.com) sponsors 22 varsity sports and supports approximately 300 student-athletes who compete at the highest levels of NCAA Division III. The department provides competitive athletics programs intended to encourage in our students a desire for excellence, respect for peers, commitment, teamwork, leadership, loyalty and integrity. Manhattanville student-athletes embody the department’s motto that “To the Valiant of heart, nothing is impossible,” earning more than 100 conference championships, six national champions, 32 All-Americans and nine CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in program history.


Manhattanville College (www.mville.edu) in Purchase,  is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence and social and civic action. Manhattanville prepares students to be ethical and socially responsible leaders in a global community. Manhattanville serves 1,800 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students from more than 50 countries and 40 states. Founded in 1841, the College offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate areas of study in the arts and sciences, education, business, creative writing, as well as continuing and executive education programs.