Staff
Head Coach
Jen Bowman

Jen Bowman has been the head coach of the Trinity College women's volleyball team since 2004. The 2003 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Coach of the Year, Bowman has guided Trinity to 11 winning seasons. Bowman's 2011 team tied for second most wins in program history with a 19-9 mark and advanced to the NESCAC Semifinals. Bowman, who has led the Bantams to eight of the last ten NESCAC Championship Tournaments, is Trinity's all-time winningest volleyball coach. Additionally, Trinity volleyball players claimed the senior female scholar athlete of the year awards at the College's athletic banquets each year from 2012 to 2014 and its junior female scholar athlete of the year in 2012 and 2013. Bowman is also an associate professor of physical education in the Trinity athletic department.

A widely respected coach, Bowman has served on a number of American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) committees, and has been the NCAA New England regional representative for NESCAC. Also a graduate of the NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy and USA Volleyball Level I course, Bowman did her undergraduate work at Salisbury University and received a bachelor’s degree in geography in 1997. She was a four-time all-conference and a two-time all-region volleyball and softball player at Salisbury. Bowman earned her master’s degree in post-secondary education from Salisbury in 2004, and she has also held a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist qualification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Bowman was inducted into the Salisbury Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007.

Assistant Volleyball Coach
Peter Maneggia

Peter Maneggia, Jr. returns to the Trinity volleyball coaching staff for the upcoming 2018 season. Maneggia was the head men's and women's coach at Nichols College last season after previously working as an assistant for the Bantams in 2014 and 2015. During his first stop in Hartford, he worked with the Bantams on defense and service reception while assisting with recruiting. He also was the head men's coach at South Windsor High School for three seasons where his teams compiled a record of 49-22 and won the 2016 state title. He was the co-director of the volleyball club at CT Velocity VBC, Inc., where he worked with 150 youth volleyball players ages 10-18, and he has worked a pair of USA Volleyball clinics and the High Performance Clinic with Olympic Volleyball Staff in Colorado Springs, Colo. in 2014.

Prior to his first stint at Trinity, Maneggia was the head coach at Eastern Connecticut, where he led the Warriors to a 20-win season for the 26th time in program history and to a Little East Conference tournament first-round win over Western Connecticut. Eastern Connecticut won two regular-season tournaments in 2011 and captured 12 of its final 16 matches. His 2013 team captured its final seven regular-season matches and 11 of its last 12, winning four straight conference matches after an 0-3 start, to qualify for the ECAC Tournament. The post-season appearance was the first for the Warriors since 2007. Maneggia began his coaching career as an assistant volleyball coach at Eastern Connecticut in the fall of 1988 on a team which won the ECAC championship. He gained subsequent volleyball coaching experience at American International College and at two stops on the high school level as head coach at Windham High School and assistant coach at Coventry High School. He returned to Eastern Connecticut as an assistant volleyball coach for three seasons before being named interim head coach prior to 2011.

Maneggia also has 25 years of coaching experience, including head coaching jobs at Division I College of the Holy Cross and crosstown rival St. Joseph. He also was an assistant softball coach at Division I Central Connecticut and with the Bantams. Maneggia holds certification from the USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation program as a USAV-CAP Level I volleyball coach. For the past four seasons, he has served as an assistant coach with the Husky Volleyball Club 14-year-old junior Olympic program out of Marlborough. He has also served as a clinician at the Cape Cod Volleyball Camp and in 2010 attended the Carl McGowan Gold Medal Squared Clinic, administered by the USA Olympic volleyball coaches.
Maneggia is a 1988 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in human service administration.