BREAKING: Iowa State offensive coordinator Tom Manning leaving for position with Colts


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Offensive lineman Sean Foster speaks with offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Tom Manning during practice Aug. 4.

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Iowa State offensive coordinator Tom Manning is leaving the Cyclones after two seasons to become the tight ends coach for the Indianapolis Colts.

The news was first reported by Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register.

Manning will be joining new Colts head coach Frank Reich, who won the Super Bowl this February as the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Manning joined the Cyclones in 2016 as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach after being coach Matt Campbell’s offensive line coach from 2012 to 2015 at Toledo. 

In his two seasons with the Cyclones, Manning orchestrated an offensive turnaround that contributed greatly to the Cyclones’ 8-5 record in 2017.

Despite the loss of Jacob Park four games into the season, Iowa State scored 40 points in five games, tying a school record. With the help of Park and Kyle Kempt, Manning was at the helm for the two most productive passing seasons in school history. In 2017, the Cyclones averaged 29.2 points per game under Manning, third-most in school history.

Manning’s offense set a school record for fewest turnovers in a season with 10 in 2017 and had two All-Big 12 first team players in now-junior running back David Montgomery and then-senior wide receiver Allen Lazard.