02/24/2020 8:26 AM
Article By: Orlando Predators
Name: Marcus Manuel Sr.
Coaching Position: Assistant Coach Offensive/Defensive Line
Years Coaching: 15
Teams Coached: Orlando Rage, Orlando Phantoms, Osceola Ravens
Coach Marcus Manuel is a Tampa native and graduate of Plant City High School where he played basketball and football. He went on to play at Kemper Military Junior College and then on to Winston Salem State University. After college Marcus played 3 years of minor league football most notably with the St. Pete Sharks under then Head Coach Ernest Givens (former Houston Oilers). He then signed on to play with the Peoria Pirates and Billings Thunderbolts of the AF2 league. His career was then cut short due to injuries.
Coach Marcus brings over 10years of coaching experience where he has coached on both sides of the ball. He also brings a strong passion for the game and is very excited about being a part of the Orlando Predators organization.
Marcus and his wife Rachel are the proud parents of 3 kids: Donavan (21), Marcus Jr.(17) and Amari 16).