Serra girls soccer coach Manfredi resigns
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Ed Manfredi, who guided the Serra Catholic girls soccer team to WPIAL playoffs appearances in four consecutive seasons, has resigned to spend more time with his family.
Manfredi, 60, a longtime teacher in the Brentwood and West Mifflin school districts, compiled an overall record of 55-29-4, including 10-8 in 2013 following a 8-0 first-round playoff loss to Sewickley Academy.
“I stopped coaching because I wanted to spend time with my daughters,” Manfredi said. “I've seen too many guys miss that sort of thing.”
The youngest of three daughters, Jessica Manfredi, is a freshman soccer and basketball player at Division III Chatham after competing in both sports at Serra.
“I was really torn over this decision,” Manfredi said. “(Serra athletic director) Bill Cleary is one of the best people you could work for, but I wanted to be with her and support her.”
Manfredi's other daughters, Christina and Michelle, also played soccer and basketball at Serra, when Manfredi was serving as a boys assistant soccer coach with the Eagles prior to taking over as girls head coach in 2010.
Christina Manfredi later attended Duquesne while serving as an assistant girls basketball and girls soccer coach at Serra.
Michelle Manfredi, Serra's all-time leader in girls soccer goals with 91, went on to play women's basketball at Niagara before playing professionally in Germany. She later served as a women's assistant basketball coach at Niagara and Division II schools Western New Mexico and Armstrong Atlantic.
Manfredi coached high school soccer for a total of 20 years. He began at Thomas Jefferson as a boys assistant, where he spent eight seasons. When daughters Christina and Michelle transferred to Serra from Thomas Jefferson, Manfredi resigned at T.J.
He was attending a boys soccer game at Serra when former boys coach Larry Ringer asked him to fill a vacancy on the staff. Manfredi agreed and went on to spend 12 seasons in various coaching capacities at Serra.
His best record during his four-year run as girls soccer coach came in 2010, when he led the Eagles to a 16-4-1 record, including a first-round playoff victory.
Manfredi's teams also won two Section 2-A championships.
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