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Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150 Ext. 2460
FAX (760) 761-3512
Athletic Director:
Scott Cathcart

 

 Ronnie Mancao
                HEAD COACH

 479 wins-270 losses-2 ties
 College Coaching Career: 2
9 years

 Contact information:
 rmancao@palomar.edu

 (760) 761-3560

 (760) 744-1150 Ext. 3560

 Photo by Melinda Finn


Ronnie Mancao, 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 15th 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.

In 2001 (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 1984.

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 (Honolulu, Hawaii).

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 from 2004-2007. 

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 Department.

Palomar's Mancao selected as Region I Coach of the Year (back-back).

FRESNO (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 Championships.

The 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).

 

 

 

 Thomas Yancey
                Assistant Coach

 College Coaching Career: 6 years

 Contact information:

 tyancey@palomar.edu

 (760) 845-5992

  Photo by Melinda Finn

Thomas 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 University. 

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 Department.

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