John G. Manley ’60
Basketball Team Captain Youth Sports Leader. “John has made a respectable name for himself in his community by taking great interest in the training of young athletes,” begins John G. Manley’s entry in the 1960 Bluebook. That he would help others develop their athletic skills is no surprise, as Manley loved sports and was schooled under Dr. Springer’s daily teachings of the importance of helping others. During his ten years at Pingry, Manley was always an active athlete. His Varsity play included football 1956-59, basketball 1958-60 and baseball 1958-60. He earned nine Varsity letters. Manley was basketball captain and was named to the All-County Conference teams for basketball and baseball his sophomore through senior years and the All-County football team his senior year. At the Virginia Military Institute Manley was a member of the football, baseball and rifle teams for four years. He played fast pitch softball for the U.S. Air Force in 1965. For more than twenty years, Manley has competed in National Amputee Golf tournaments, winning both regional and national championships. True to his Pingry roots, Manley has coached little league baseball and junior league basketball. He served on the Nashville Mayor’s Advisory Council for Handicapped Persons among other volunteer activities and is retired as a Vice President of The Harsco Corporation.