Jackie Manuel

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Jackie Manuel
UNC Wilmington Seahawks
Position Assistant coach
League Colonial Athletic Association
Personal information
Born (1983-03-29) March 29, 1983 (age 34)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Cardinal Newman
(West Palm Beach, Florida)
College North Carolina (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 2006–2011
Position Shooting guard
Number 5
Coaching career 2011–present
Career history
As player:
2006–2007 Los Angeles D-Fenders
2007–2008 Iowa Energy
2008–2010 Erie BayHawks
2010–2011 Miyazaki Shining Suns
As coach:
2011–2012 North Carolina (asst. strength)
2012–2016 UNC Greensboro (asst.)
2016–2017 Valparaiso (asst.)
2017–present UNC Wilmington (asst.)
Career highlights and awards

Jackie Kameron Manuel (born March 29, 1983) is a retired American professional basketball player and current assistant coach at UNC Wilmington.

NCAA career[edit]

Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, He gained notoriety as a defensive specialist for the North Carolina Tar Heels from 2001-2005. He started 85 out of 126 games for the Tar Heels. Manuel was also a tri-captain of UNC's 2005 National Championship team.


After not being selected in the 2005 NBA Draft, Manuel was selected by the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League expansion draft.[1] In 2005, he was injured most of the D-League season; he was signed by the Fayetteville Patriots but did not play one game due to injury. In 2006, he was selected by the NBDL representative of the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA career[edit]

On August 1, 2007, the Boston Celtics signed Jackie Manuel to a non-guaranteed one-year contract.[2] On October 25, however, Manuel was waived by the team.[3]

Return to the NBA D-League[edit]

On Sept. 24, 2008, Manuel would be selected as the expansion Erie BayHawks' second overall pick in the 2008 NBA D-League Expansion Draft.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He was married in August 2005 to Ronda Jae Manuel.

Manuel earned a B.A. in African-American studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2005. In February 2010, Manuel earned a certificate in coaching from Michigan State University.[5]

Manuel won two state championships at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida.

On November 28, 2007, Manuel's brother, Donta, a thirteen-year veteran of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, was killed while he was removing stop sticks from a roadway during a police chase. A pursued stolen car had passed by and while Deputy Manuel was removing the stop sticks, a patrol car in pursuit of the stolen car hit him and his partner, Deputy Jonathan Wallace, killing both.[6]

Coaching career[edit]

North Carolina assistant (2011–2012)[edit]

In 2011, Manuel joined Roy Williams' staff at UNC as assistant strength and conditioning coordinator.[7]

UNC Greensboro assistant (2012–2016)[edit]

After a one-year stint at UNC, Manuel joined former North Carolina teammate Wes Miller's coaching staff at UNC-Greensboro for the 2012-2013 season.


  • All-ACC Defensive Team: 2003-2004, 2004-2005.


  1. ^ http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3378605
  2. ^ Celtics add two - Celtics Blog - Boston.com
  3. ^ Gary Dzen, C's waive Jones, Manuel, The Boston Globe
  4. ^ http://yourerie.com/content/fulltext/?cid=23741
  5. ^ http://coachesinc.com/documents/Jackie%20Manuel%20Resume%20redacted.pdf
  6. ^ Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Donta Manuel - Law Enforcement News
  7. ^ Williams Adds Frasor, Manuel To Staff, accessed November 18, 2011

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