Toby “Manz” Manzanares enters his 31ST year as a head coach in high school volleyball in New Mexico. Toby’s teams have been in 12 championship games, winning 7 times – one at St. Pius X High School in 1994 and 6 titles at Rio Rancho High School 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. His Rams teams went on to unbelievable 9 straight years in playing in the large school division state championship game from 2001-2009. Toby Manzanares has coached and taught Physical Education at Rio Rancho High School since the school opened in 1997. In those 20 years as the Ram’s head coach, his overall record 300-164, winning ten consecutive District 1-5A titles from 2000-’09
While at St. Pius X High School, Toby led the Sartans to a NM Class 3A State runner-up finish in 1993 and the NM Class 3A State Championship in 1994, posting an undefeated season of 21-0. In addition to coaching the NMHSCA North All Star teams in 1994 and 2004, Coach “Manz” has been named “Coach of the Year” five times in two classifications and was named the New Mexico High School Coaches Association “Coach of the Year” in 2005 and the Albuquerque-Metro Volleyball Coaches Association “Coach of the Year” in 2006. Coach “Manz” has an overall career record of 419-237.
Coach “Manz” graduated from St. Pius X High School in Albuquerque and attended Eastern New Mexico University. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Physical Education with a minor in Health Education.