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Manhertz steps down as AD at St. Bonaventure

Mar 23, 2024

Dr. Jeff Gingerich, president of St. Bonaventure University, accepted the resignation of Athletics Director Joe Manhertz Friday night.

Manhertz was named AD in August of 2021.

“I want to thank Joe for the contributions he’s made to the Athletics Department the last three years,” Gingerich said. “Joe made a number of excellent coaching hires and was instrumental in helping to launch the athletics pillar of our Bolder Bonaventure fundraising campaign. We wish him the very best in his career.”

A decision on naming an interim athletics director will be made early next week, Gingerich said. A search for a permanent AD will begin in April.


About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. Out of 167 regional universities in the North, St. Bonaventure was ranked #6 for value and #14 for innovation by U.S. News and World Report (2024).