Manning Wins Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award
April 4, 2017

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By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@TieDyeNation)

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning is the 2017 recipient of the Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award, announced this week. The award, named after former Demon Deacon head coach Skip Prosser, annually honors a coach who achieves success on the basketball court and displays moral integrity off the court.

In 2016-17, Manning led the Demon Deacons to a 19-14 record and their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2010. The team featured a high-scoring offense that set school records for three-pointers in a season (268) and free throw percentage (77.8) and was ranked in the top 10 nationally in offensive efficiency.

“Coach Manning has done a terrific job of bringing Wake Forest basketball back into the conversation in the ACC,” said’s Angela Lento. “He’s an excellent coach and great person.”

The award was established by in 2008 to honor Prosser, who passed away the previous year.

2008 Mike Brey, Notre Dame
2009 Ed Conroy, The Citadel
2010 Bob Marlin, Sam Houston State
2011 Chris Mack, Xavier
2012 Jimmy Patsos, Loyola (Md.)
2013 Joe Mihalich, Niagara
2014 Brian Wardle, Green Bay
2015 Keno Davis, Central Michigan
2016 Zack Spiker, Army
2017 Danny Manning, Wake Forest