Devon Manning steps down as PV boys basketball coach
FARMINGTON – Devon Manning stepped down as Piedra Vista boys basketball coach today after two seasons, according to the team's Twitter page.
"We are sad to announce that Coach Manning has resigned today. He just informed the program that he will not be returning," read the tweet, which was posted at approximately 12:57 p.m. today. "We want to wish him the best. We are very thankful for the positive impact he had on our program."
The opening was also posted online today on the district's website at district.fms.k12.nm.us.
As a head coach since 2012, Manning won a combined 78 games with the Bloomfield boys and the Piedra Vista boys, respectively. Sixty-three of those victories have come since 2014.
He also spearheaded quick turnarounds at both stops.
After BHS missed state in 2010 and 2011, Manning led the Bobcats to the playoffs in three of his four years there.
Manning then led PV to the playoffs this past season, the second of his two years there. It was also the Panthers’ second year in a tough Class 6A.
PV's key wins this year included Gallup and Kirtland Central.
Multiple phone calls were made to Manning and Farmington Municipal School athletic director Frank Whalen, but were not returned before deadline.
PV will search for its fourth head boys basketball coach since 2009.
Matt Hollinshead covers sports for the Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577.