The “Blue Collar” Coach: Mark Mangino

Coach Mark Mangino helped coach four different programs during their turnaround: He joined Jim Tressel's first staff at Youngstown State University; He coached with Bill Snyder at Kansas State University during their transformation from one of the nation's worst programs to perennial top-twenty power; he coached with Bob Stoops, leading Oklahoma to an undefeated national championship in just their second season; at the University of Kansas as head coach, Mangino led Kansas to its greatest season in school history and an Orange Bowl Championship.

Mangino has coached in 13 bowl games over a 16 year period, including a National Championship with the Oklahoma Sooners in 2000 and in bowl games 9 straight years

Coach Mangino led Kansas to four bowl games(including their only Orange Bowl Victory) in first seven years after taking over a program which had not posted a winning season in any of the 6 seasons prior to his arrival

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The coach's younger brother Matthew Mangino sponsored this site for the coach's fans and for football fans. Matthew Mangino is an attorney in New Castle, PA and is Coach Mark Mangino's number one fan.