Manny Lora Named Interim Alabama A&M Baseball Coach

Manny Lora is the interim head baseball coach at Alabama A&M University handling all baseball related duties for now as the head coaching search continues for the Bulldogs.

Manny came to A&M University baseball staff in 2016 as the team’s pitching coach and recruiting coordinator, overseeing pitcher development and also handling the team’s budgeting operations.

Lora was recruited to the program by former coach Mitch Hill, who resigned at the end of this season.  Coach Lora was a pitcher at A&M from 2009 to 2014 under Hill and lettered three years. As a relief pitcher, Lora won 11 games and had 131 strikeouts in 54 appearances.

He is a native of Miami, Florida and graduated from A&M in 2014 with a degree in liberal arts with a concentration in sports management.

The athletic department has not officially named a head baseball coach other than looking at Nicholl’s State associate head coach Walt Jones who turned the position down. Lora, who is handling baseball day to day activities, was hired before the start of the 2016 season as an assistant coach who could get tag to lead the program as a possible fit.