South Carolina resident Lori Manning graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a dual bachelor of arts in family psychology and bachelor of science in exercise and sports science. Lori Manning served as sports information director for the university while completing her degree, during which time she wrote for the local newspaper and assisted in producing the spring and fall media guides. The position served as a launching point for other roles within the university’s sports department, including assistant softball coach and assistant facility coordinator. After graduating, Manning went on to coach softball at St. Gregory’s University and Anderson University.
Beyond coaching softball, Lori Manning has pursued a teaching career that spans more than two decades and that focuses mainly on science instruction for students in primary through secondary school. She obtained her first teaching position at the Pinnacle Academy of Fine Arts, where she also held the role of Principal. Courses she taught include biology, integrated physics and chemistry, and general science.
Most recently, Manning served as the executive director for ZES Educational Services and oversaw the development of after-school programs for students at High Point Academy Fort Worth. She is currently pursuing a master of business administration at Western Governers University.