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    CCBC Catonsville Founding Athletic Director and Coach.

About Jack Manley

A 1951 graduate of Wake Forest University, Jack Manley started intercollegiate athletics at CCBC Catonsville. His vision, program development and keen eye for coaching talent laid the framework for athletic success still enjoyed at CCBC Catonsville today.

Hired as the first administrator of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics for the campus in 1959, Jack oversaw the development of 22 intercollegiate sports and the implementation of women’s sports at the local, regional and national level. He coached men’s basketball, cross country and track and field while also earning the rank of full professor at CCBC in 1977.

Manley helped develop a 10-week cardiac rehabilitation program- the Prescribed Active Cardiac Exercises (PACE), the first of its kind outside the hospital setting in the fall of 1976 with an initial group of 15 participants. “At the time, people believed that if you had a heart attack, you couldn’t raise your arms over your head,” Manley recalls. The program helped to change patient care and rehabilitation for post-cardiac patients.

In 1980, he received a commendation from then-governor Harry Hughes for his work with Title IX legislation. His support of equality for women in sports was well established before the 1972 Title IX federal mandate for equal opportunity in education. Jack remains an important contributor in the continued success of his former coaches and student-athletes. He was inducted into the NJCAA Region XX Hall of Fame in 2003.

Jack is retired but continues to engage with CCBC on a wide variety of projects and also volunteers within his local community. He resides in Catonsville, Maryland with his wife of 63 years, Berchie. Together they have two adult children, Deana and Darien. Jack was named a CCBC Professor Emeritus, the highest honor bestowed on retired faculty.