Grad Year: 1995
Year Inducted: 2005
Mike Manzo ’95 was an outstanding outfielder for the Anchormen from 1983-86. During his four-year career, he batted .363 in 108 games with 138 hits, 92 runs scored, 82 RBI, 17 doubles, four triples and 16 home runs.
The Providence native is currently fifth all-time at RIC in career hits, is tied for sixth in career homers, is seventh in career batting and eighth in career runs scored and RBI.
As a junior in 1985, Manzo batted .462, the highest single-season average in Rhode Island College baseball history. He belted three home runs in a game twice during his career, once against Suffolk and again vs. Stonehill. He was named RIC Baseball’s Rookie of the Year in 1983.
He was recently named to RIC’s All-75th Anniversary Baseball Team.
Manzo earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Rhode Island College in 1995. He earned his master’s degree in political science from California State University Fullerton in 1998.
He is currently a teacher at Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente, California where he also serves as the Director of Athletics and is an Assistant Baseball Coach. In 2002, the Lancers won the California Interscholastic League Southern Section title, deemed California State champions, and received national recognition finishing atop the USA Today high school baseball poll as well as ranked as the #1 high school baseball team by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America.
He resides in Hacienda Heights, California.