Phyllis Ann Mangina (born January 3, 1959) is an American college basketball coach who was most recently an assistant women's basketball coach at Saint Peter's. Previously, she was head coach at Seton Hall from 1985 to 2010. Mangina was first a star basketball and softball player at Seton Hall, and later returned to her alma mater as an assistant, before assuming a leading role as head coach in 1985.
|Born||January 3, 1959|
Orange, New Jersey
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1982–1985||Seton Hall (asst.)|
|2012–2018||Saint Peter's (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||NCAA Division I: 3–2 (.600)|
WNIT: 2–3 (.400)
|Accomplishments and honors|
Early life and education
Born and raised in Orange, New Jersey, Mangina graduated from East Orange Catholic High School in 1977. At Seton Hall University, a Catholic university in nearby South Orange, Mangina played at point guard on the Seton Hall Pirates women's basketball team from 1977 to 1981, during which Seton Hall went 93–28 and made the postseason every year, including the 1978 AIAW national final. She also played on the softball team.
Assistant coach (1981–1985)
After graduating from Seton Hall in 1981, Mangina became an assistant coach at Wagner College in Staten Island for a season before returning to Seton Hall as an assistant coach under her former coach Sue Regan. After serving as recruiting coordinator at Seton Hall from 1982 to 1985, Seton Hall promoted Mangina to head coach after Regan became associate athletic director.
Seton Hall (1985–2010)
As head coach of Seton Hall from 1985 to 2010, Mangina led Seton Hall to two NCAA Tournament appearances (1994 and 1995) and three Women's National Invitation Tournament appearances (2003, 2004, and 2007). The second women's basketball head coach in program history, Mangina has the winningest basketball coaching record at Seton Hall with an overall record of 341–345. She coached three honorable mention All-Americans and 18 All Big East selections. During the 1994-95 season, the Pirates went 24-9 earning the program's second consecutive 20-win season and tournament appearance. The 1994 team spent 10 weeks in the Top 25.
Saint Peter's assistant (2012–2018)
In 2012, Mangina returned to coaching as an assistant at Saint Peter's, another Catholic university program in northern New Jersey, under head coach Pat Coyle. Going 19–132 through six seasons, Coyle resigned following the 2017–18 season, and the new head coach did not retain Mangina on staff.
These former players or assistant coaches under Mangina later became head coaches..
|Name||Latest school/organization as head coach||Relationship||Years with Mangina|
|Marlin Chinn||FIU||Assistant coach||2005–2009|
|Tina Martin||Delaware||Assistant coach||1987–1996|
Head coaching record
|Seton Hall Pirates (Big East Conference) (1985–2010)|
|1993–94||Seton Hall||27–5||16–2||2nd||NCAA Sweet 16|
|1994–95||Seton Hall||24–9||12–6||3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|1995–96||Seton Hall||16–13||9–9||T–1st (Big East 7)|
|1996–97||Seton Hall||10–17||7–11||5th (Big East 7)|
|1997–98||Seton Hall||8–19||6–12||T–4th (Big East 7)|
|2002–03||Seton Hall||14–15||7–9||8th||WNIT First Round|
|2003–04||Seton Hall||15–15||6–10||8th||WNIT Second Round|
|2006–07||Seton Hall||19–12||9–7||T–8th||WNIT Second Round|
|Seton Hall:||352–368 (.489)||161–253 (.389)|
Postseason invitational champion
- Seton Hall 2017-18 Women's Basketball Media Guide & Record Book (PDF), Seton Hall University, 2017, pp. 36–37, 53
- Caldwell, Dave (February 25, 2007). "A Force in Seton Hall Sports, on and Off Court". The New York Times. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
- "Phyllis Mangina". SaintPetersPeacocks.com. Saint Peter's University. Archived from the original on June 28, 2018.
- 2015 Seton Hall Softball Record Book, p. 23
- "Phyllis Mangina". SHUPirates.com. Seton Hall University. Archived from the original on February 4, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
- Moretti, Mike; Blasko, Andrea (May 8, 1998). "5 Seton Players to Leave Team". The Star-Ledger. Newark, NJ. p. 64.
- Riley, Lori (November 1, 1998). "Seton Hall Coach Downplays Revolt". Hartford Courant. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
- "Phyllis Mangina Steps Down as Head Women's Basketball Coach". March 15, 2010. Archived from the original on April 7, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
- "Pat Coyle Resigns from Saint Peter's as Women's Basketball Head Coach". Saint Peter's University. March 16, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
- "Mitchell Announces Women's Basketball Coaching Staff". Saint Peter's University. April 6, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
- 2010-11 Big East Women's Basketball Media Guide, Big East Conference, 2010, pp. 96–98