Paul Mangen
Paul Mangen
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (352) 588-8641

Hired in May of 2009, Paul Mangen has spent the past six of his 10 seasons as a head coach, building and cultivating an athletic and academic powerhouse swim program at Saint Leo University. A Hall of Fame inductee and former All-American, Mangen brings nearly two decade’s worth of collegiate swimming experience to the Saint Leo Aquatic Center.

In Six Seasons with the Lions…

  • 63-35-2 Record in head to head competition 
  • 137 School Records broken
  • 34 Conference Records broken
  • 16 Conference Champions
  • 26 NCAA Top 8 Finishes
  • 24 NCAA Top 16 Finishes
  • 27 CSCAA All-Americans
  • 28 Academic All-Americans
  • 3   SSC Swimmer of the Meet
  • 1   SSC Swimmer of the Year
  • 2   SSC Freshman of the Year
  • 36 SSC Swimmer of the Week




School Records

Conference Records*

Conference Champions*

NCAA Placing

2015-16 11-3-0 (.786) 11-3-0 (.786) 20 4 3 8 (Men)
33 (Women)


13-0-1 (.964)

11-0-1 (.958)




13 (Men)  
27 (Women)


9-8 (.529)

8-8 (.500)




17 (Men)
26 (Women)


10-4 (.714)

10-4 (.714)




13 (Men)
N/A (Women)


9-5 (.643)

9-5 (.643)




21 (Men)
N/A (Women)


8-7-1 (.500)

5-6-1 (.417)




22 (Men)
N/A (Women)


3-8 (.272)

0-6 (.000)




N/A (Men and Women)














* Saint Leo participated in the Bluegrass Mountain Conference through the 2009-10 season.

2014-15: Men- Finished with a 6-0 record in head to head competition. Six swimmers qualified for NCAA Nationals producing six top-8 finishes and six top-16 finishes. Academically, the team earned CSCAA Scholar All-America honors with the top GPA in the SSC and 2nd best GPA in Div. II. Five individual CSCAA Scholar All-America honors… Women- Posted a 7-0-1 record in head to head competition. Two qualified for NCAA Nationals garnering two top-8 finishes and two top-16 finishes.  Academically, the team earned CSCAA Scholar All-America honors and six individual CSCAA Scholar All-America or All-America Honorable Mentions.

2013-14: Men- Finished 17th overall in NCAA National Championships. Set six Sunshine State Conference records. Piled up four SSC Swimmer of the Week Awards, two national swimmer of the week awards, one Sunshine State Conference Champion, four NCAA All-Americans, two Academic All-Americans, and the programs first-ever SSC Male Swimmer of the Year… Women- Two swimmers qualified for NCAA National Championships, where they finished 26th. Saw ten program records fall and two Sunshine State Conference Records. Two swimmers were named Sunshine State Conference Champions and NCAA All-Americans. Had program’s first-ever Sunshine State Conference Female Freshman of the Year. Academically finished 4th nationally in team grade point average, with two Academic All-Americans and four swimmers with perfect 4.0 GPAs.

2012-13: Men- Five Lions led the program to a 13th place finish at the NCAA National Championships earning six Top-8 swims and 18 top-16 finishes. Had SSC Swimmer of the Meet and SSC Swimmer of the Year. Earned CSCAA All-Academic Team honors… Women- Earned CSCAA All-Academic Team honors.

2011-12: Mangen's group finished with an overall and conference record of 9-5, including the team's highest national ranking to date, 21st. It marked the first time in program history that both the men's and women's teams finished with an above .500 record in conference. There were 16 broken records during the season and one men’s Nationals competitor for the 50 and 100 Free and 100 Fly.

2010-11: Finished with overall record of 8-7-1 including 5-6-1 in the SSC. Both programs finished the season ranked 23rd nationally and had six individuals qualify provisionally for the NCAA National Championships, two conference individual champions, (both set conference records), 26 new team records were set and four student-athletes earned Academic All-America honors.

As a Swimmer…

Mangen was a 14-time Bluegrass Mountain Conference champion and was named the 2003 swimmer of the year.

He was selected by the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Association as the 2003 male scholar-athlete of the year. He was an eight time, NCAA All-America selection and also earned Academic All-America honors twice during his undergraduate career.

Graduating in 2003 from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV, the Celina, OH native earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management, Cum Laude, and also holds a Master's of Business Administration.


As a Coach…

Mangen began his head swim coaching career at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.V. where his athletes captured one national championship, five NCAA All-America honors, set 13 school records and two conference records (WVIAC/ BGMC). In addition, his teams won 22 conference individual championships and three conference team titles (WVIAC/ BGMC).

After three years at Wesleyan, Mangen moved from Division II to Division I as the No. 1 assistant coach of Wright State (OH). He also served as swimming and diving recruiting coordinator for both programs.  While at WSU, the program regained the Horizon League conference championship two of three years and added a second place finish. The athletic accomplishments while at WSU included three NCAA Division I qualifying swims, five Horizon League records, 13 school records, 29 individual conference championship swims, and four relay conference titles.

In addition to his head coaching duties, Mangen is also the Director of Aquatics and is responsible for all aspects of the Saint Leo Aquatic Center and related programs.

Coach Mangen resides in San Antonio, Fla. with his wife Melissa, their son, Jack, and daughter Reese.