Peter Manguiat returned to the University of Pittsburgh volleyball program as the team’s director of operations in February 2019.
“It’s wonderful to welcome Peter back to the staff,” Fisher said. “With his familiarity of the program, knowledge of the job and tremendous work ethic, we expect him to hit the ground running. It’s always good to add talent to the program, which Peter is, but it’s also great to add a quality human being with high character.”
Prior to spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the Marist College volleyball team, Manguiat was the Panthers’ volunteer assistant in 2016. During that year, he helped guide Pitt to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2004.
“I want to thank Coach Fisher for the opportunity to rejoin his staff,” Manguiat said. “To come back to Pitt and work with people I highly respect on and off the court was something I knew I wanted to be a part of. I also want to thank Coach Lauren Amundson for my time spent learning on her staff at Marist for the past two seasons.”
With Manguiat on staff at Marist, three Red Foxes earned All-MAAC honors, including two first-team selections. Fourteen members of the team were selected to the conference’s All-Academic Team over two seasons.
During Manguiat’s time at Pitt, the Panthers reached the 2016 NCAA Tournament Second Round after defeating No. 23 Dayton. He worked with 2016 ACC Setter of the Year Kamalani Akeo, as well as American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Honorable Mentions Jenna Potts and Stephanie Williams.
An Oakland, Calif., native, Manguiat has 13 years of combined experience with the Diablo Valley Volleyball Club as a player and coach. With the club, he has led teams ranging from 14U to 18U to multiple showings at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships.
At the high school level, Manguiat coached College Park High School to an undefeated 2013 season in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League. The Falcons won the UC Davis Tournament and appeared in the North Coast Section semifinal that same year under his leadership.
During his playing days, Manguiat was a two-time NCAA Division III champion at Springfield College. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in history along with minors in sociology and political science in 2010.