Panthers News · In The Coach’s Corner

“In The Coach’s Corner” will allow students, parents, and fans a chance to learn more about the current LCHS coaching staff.  This week features Head Boys Basketball Coach Michael Manning.

1) What sports have you coached in your career?  What classes do you currently teach?

I’ve coached basketball for 13 years at Lake City High School.  I teach Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.


 2) Tell us about your personal athletic career.

I played basketball at Dillon High School from 1980- 1983. I was the starting point guard 1982-83, Team captain,  MVP, most assists award winner in 1983.


3) How long have you been at LCHS?

I have been teaching at LCHS for 14 years.


4) Describe your education background.

I have a Bachelors Degree in Public Safety and a Masters Degree in Leadership from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.


5) What is the best part of LCHS?

The best part of Lake City High School is when you receive 9th graders and watch them mature into young adults. I enjoy when students come back to LCHS after graduation and are doing well in college, the military, or have a good job. That is the best part to me.


6) Favorite memory in LCHS athletics?

My favorite memory in LCHS athletics is winning the lower state championship. We beat Darlington High School who was undefeated that year.


7) Describe Lake City High school student-athletes. 

Hard working.  Our student athletes play hard. I have coaches tell me all the time, if I could get my kids to play as hard as your team we would be a better team.


8) Who are the teachers and coaches that made an impact in your life?

Ms. McMillian, my 3rd grade teacher, and Coach Daniels, my junior varsity basketball Coach.  They instilled in us that hard work pays off and that discipline is the key to success!