Manning, Ross join Colts as assistants


Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich has filled out his coaching staff with several additions, including two more with Mahoning Valley ties.

Tom Manning, a 2001 Ursuline graduate, has joined the Colts as tight ends coach and 2006 Canfield graduate Frank Ross has been hired as an assistant special teams coach.

Manning, who played at Mount Union, was the offensive coordinator at Iowa State the last two seasons and has 12 years of experience in college coaching.

Ross, who played at John Carroll, has five years of NFL player personnel experience with the New England Patriots, including last season when they won Super Bowl LI. He also coached on the John Carroll staff for two seasons.

The Colts previously hired Mount Union graduate Nick Sirianni as offensive coordinator.

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