Maniaci, Joe

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Maniaci, Joe

Joe Maniaci

Induction Year: 2009

Category: Basketball

Location: Connetquot, Dowling, St. Joseph’s

Before beginning his coaching career, Joe was an outstanding basketball player himself at Connetquot and Dowling College back in the late 1960’s.

He began his coaching career in 1971, as the assistant men’s varsity basketball coach at Dowling.  He took over as head coach at the school in 1980 and stayed on until 1986.

He took assistant coaching jobs at St. Francis College and C.W. Post College from 1987 through 1991.  In 1992, he took over as head coach at St. Joseph’s College and stayed on until his retirement in 2001.

In addition to coaching, Joe taught social studies in the Connetquot school district for close to 40 years, before retiring in 2007.