born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, is a former professional tennis tour player and coach, club director
and collegiate coach, is in his 20th season as the menís head tennis coach and in his
season as the women’s head tennis coach.
During a 10 year
period (1983-1992) as MiraCosta College men’s head tennis
coach, Mancao directed the Spartans to three Pacific Coast
Conference Championships. He logged a 120-80 overall
won-loss record with the Spartans. In 1987 he was selected
Coach of the Year by the United States Tennis Association
(San Diego District).
Coach Mancao’s tenure with Palomar College began
in 1996 (1996-present) directing the menís team to four
Pacific Coast Conference Championships. He has logged
a 203-115-2 overall
won-loss-tie record with the men Comets. Mancao was
selected PCAC Coach of the Year in 1998, 1999, 2002, and
2004. In 2004 Coach Mancao also received the prestigious
PCAC All Sport Coach of the Year Award.
(2001-present) Coach Mancao became head women’s tennis coach
taking over from the retiring legendary Coach Nan Haugen.
She was one of the most successful community college women’s
tennis coaches in the state. Coach Mancao has continued the
women’s winning tradition with a 2005,
2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 PCAC
Tennis Championships. He
has logged a 156-77 overall won-loss record with the women
Comets. In 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010,
2012 and 2013 Coach Mancao was selected PCAC Coach of the
Year. In 2011 Coach Mancao also
received the most prestigious Intercollegiate Tennis Association
(ITA) Region I Women's Coach of the Year Award. Again, in 2012
Coach Mancao received the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)
Region I Women's Coach of the Year Award. He is the first to
receive this prestigious award two years in a row since it began in
Mancao received his
B.A. and M.A. degrees in Physical Education, specializing in
Sport Psychology-Motor Learning from San Diego State
University. He also received his A.A. degree in Liberal
Arts from Golden West College. He
received his High School Diploma from McKinley High School
Coach Mancao, a
certified charter member (1976-present) of the United States
Professional Tennis Registry is a former Vice-president
(Southern California Region) of the association. He is also
a former national tester and workshop leader for the USPTR.
Mancao, is a former Palomar College
Assistant Athletic Director to retired Athletic Director John Woods
Coach Mancao has taught at San Diego State
University, MiraCosta College and is presently an Associate
Professor at Palomar College in the Health and Kinesiology
Palomar's Mancao selected as
Region I Coach of
the Year (back-back).
(5-13-2011) Palomar women's tennis head coach Ronnie Mancao was honored as
Intercollegiate Tennis Association Region I Community College Coach
of the Year on Friday at a banquet preceding the CCCAA State
banquet was sponsored by the Intercollegiate
Tennis Association (ITA).
SAN DIEGO (5-11-2012) Palomar women's tennis head
coach Ronnie Mancao was honored as Intercollegiate Tennis
Association Region I Community College Coach of the Year on Friday
at a banquet preceding the CCCAA State Championships held at Morley
Field Tennis Complex. Coach Mancao is the first in history to
win this prestigious award in back-to-back years.
The banquet was sponsored by the Intercollegiate
Tennis Association (ITA).
College Coaching Career:
Photo by Melinda Finn
Yancey, born and raised in Carlsbad, California, is a former Palomar
College tennis player, is in his fifth year as an assistant men and women's tennis coach.
Yancey, played on the 2004 championship team and also on the
2005 comet tennis team earning the "Most Improved Player of
the Year Award".
Coach Yancey graduated
from Carlsbad High School in 2003 and received his Liberal
Arts and Science Degree from Palomar College in 2006.
He received a tennis and academic scholarship from Concordia
University (Irvine) and graduated in 2008 with a B.A. degree
in Exercise and Sport Science. In 2011 Coach Yancey
received his M.S. degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific
In 2013 Coach Yancey was honored as
Intercollegiate Tennis Association Region 1 Community College
Assistant Coach of the Year.
Yancey is a member of
the United States Professional Tennis Registry and is
working towards a certification as a professional
tennis teacher. He is presently a teaching pro at the
El Camino Country Club in Oceanside. He is also an
adjunct faculty at Palomar College in the Health and Kinesiology