2010 (RS Senior): Battled back from an injury-filled 2009 to appear in 22 games, all in relief...The sidearmer was 1-0 with four saves, striking out 21 in 24.1 innings...Kept righties to a .254 average...Struck out one in a scoreless ninth at Tulane (5/20)...After his father conducted a pregame flyover in an HH-60G Blackhawk helicopter, he kept his team in the game by retiring both hitters he faced with a runner at third in the ninth vs. JU (5/11), and UCF went on to win in extras...Fanned a pair in a scoreless inning vs. Memphis (5/2)...Got the win by hurling an inning of scoreless relief with three strikeouts vs. Memphis (4/30)...Struck out one in 2.0 scoreless innings at UNF (4/20)...Earned the save thanks to 1.2 innings of hitless ball at USM (4/11)...Locked down the save in 2.2 hitless innings, striking out two at USF (4/6)...Fanned two batters in an inning of game two vs. UAB (4/3)...Dominated in relief at B-CU (3/31), entering after the Wildcats scored four in the seventh to strike out the side in the eighth en route to two perfect innings for the save...Tossed a scoreless frame in the win over B-CU (3/30)...Hurled 1.2 scoreless innings with a strikeout vs. CMU (3/6)...Secured the save vs. Siena (2/28) by going the final 3.0 innings with just one earned run against while striking out two...Made first appearance since 2008 in the game at Florida (2/24).
2009 (Senior): Did not play due to an injury.
2008 (Junior): C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll member and earned the Academic Medal for having a GPA above 3.75...Did not allow a run in seven of 10 appearances, finishing with a 6.17 ERA and one save...Amassed 14 strikeouts and only three walks in 11.2 innings...Had a 4.7 strikeout to walk ratio...Made first appearance on the mound vs. Pitt (March 11), tossing a scoreless ninth to seal the win...Struck out one in 0.2 innings against Siena (March 15 G2)...Worked a scoreless ninth inning against ECU (March 29)...Struck out two in a perfect eighth inning vs. ECU (March 30)...Fanned three batters in 2.0 innings vs. FGCU (April 2)...Picked up a strike out in 1.1 scoreless innings at Marshall (April 19)...Inherited two runners in the eighth inning vs. Rice (April 25), but struck out both batters faced to enable UCF to hang on to a 4-2 win...Struck out one in 0.2 innings vs. Rice (April 26)...Scored a run as a pinch-runner at USF (April 29).
Prior to UCF: Attended Brevard Community College as a sophomore...As a freshman, played for Mercer University and was named an Atlantic Sun All-Academic honoree...At the plate, hit .188 in 25 games, making two starts...Was 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts.
High School: Lettered four seasons for Satellite High School and coaches Brian Pompili and Dave Panicola...Named to the Cape Coast Conference First Team and the All-Space Coast Second Team as a senior...Played for the Space Coast Titans, who won the 2007 Stan Musial state championship in the summer of 2007.
Personal: Born in Alamagordo, N.M....Son of Phil and Donna Manning...Has a sister, Kristina...Majoring in accounting.