Manikowski is entering his second season with the Mad Ants as their Strength and Conditioning Coach.
He previously served as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Louisiana-Lafayette from 2011 to 2015.
Prior to his time at UL-Lafayette, Manikowski was the Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant at Texas Christian University. While at TCU, Manikowski was the Head Strength Coach for the Horned Frogs Women’s Basketball and Equestrian programs. He designed all of the strength, speed and agility programs for women’s basketball, while assisting with football.
In the summer of 2009, Manikowski served as an intern at TCU where he helped demonstrate proper technique in performing Olympic lifts and improving speed development.
Prior to working at TCU, he was employed as a physical education teacher at St. Catherine’s High School in Racine, Wisc. In 2007, Manikowski was the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for football at his alma mater, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.
Manikowski holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Health Education from UW-Oshkosh, where he was a four-year starting free safety for the Titans. He was a second team Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference selection in 2005 and earned a preseason All-American accolades going into his senior campaign for the 2006 season.