Roger Manion Named NJCAA Region III Coach Of The Year
Manion earns Coach of the Year honors for the fourth time after leading Vikings to a school-record 14 wins

CONTACT: Athletic Department (518) 629-7328
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, May 7, 2008

TROY, NY – Hudson Valley Community College men’s lacrosse coach Roger Manion was named today as NJCAA Region III Coach of the Year.

Manion was selected for the award by his coaching colleagues after leading the Vikings to a 14-5 record and berth in the semifinals of the NJCAA Region III Men’s Lacrosse Tournament for the second straight year. The Vikings were ranked second in team defense in the regular season and the 14 wins this year are the most in a season in the 32-year history of the program.

In his second stint with the program, Manion has guided the Vikings to the postseason in the last two years while posting a record of 26-12.

The Waterville native coached lacrosse at Hudson Valley from 1990 to 1999, leading the Vikings to the Region III Tournament in eight of his 10 years. His teams posted a 94-49 record during his tenure and Manion was named the Region III Coach of the Year in 1991, 1993 and 1995.

Following his first stint at Hudson Valley, Manion was the head lacrosse coach at Siena College from 2000 to 2004 and served as an assistant coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for two seasons (2005-06).

He recorded his 100th win as coach of the HVCC program on March 18, 2008 in a 9-5 win over Harford. Overall, in 12 seasons at Hudson Valley, he has a record of 120-61 (.662), including 10 postseason appearances.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associate’s degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.