Taylor Manuel Named Maryville University Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Maryville University head women’s basketball coach Collin Lanam announced that Taylor Manuel has been named an assistant coach for the Saints. Manuel, a St. Louis native, comes to Maryville after serving as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Incarnate Word Academy.
Manuel helped the Red Knights to the No. 1 ranking in the state of Missouri and post a 27-4 record in 2019-20. She also worked as a Basketball Skills Trainer for the Knights Basketball Academy and developed basketball skills training sessions for private clients.
A 2016 graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Manuel was the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year in 2015. She averaged 15.2 points and 7.8 rebounds a game for the Ramblers. Manuel shot 56.5 percent from the field and added 94 assists, 51 blocks and 31 steals. In her final season at Loyola, she was a first-team All-MVC selection after ranking seventh in the Valley in scoring at 15.2 ppg. Manuel played as a graduate transfer at Mississippi, recording 9.6 points and 4.3 rebounds over 29 games.
At Incarnate Word, Manuel was named 2012 Miss Show-Me Basketball in Missouri. The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association selected her the Player of the Year, and she was the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Metro Player of the Year. As a senior, she averaged 15.6 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.9 blocks. Manuel recorded a quadruple-double during her final campaign as a Red Knight. She began her collegiate playing career at Purdue and was a Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection.
Manuel played professionally for three seasons with stints for Bnei Yehuda in Israel, Canik Belediyesi in Turkey, and Montana 2003 in Bulgaria.