SOURCE: Tom Manning will return to Iowa State

According to a source with direct knowledge of the situation, Tom Manning will return to Iowa State’s coaching staff for the 2019 football season.

Manning’s exact role within the program is has still not been officially set. 

Manning, who spent 2016 and 2017 as Iowa State’s offensive coordinator under Matt Campbell, left last spring to become the tight end’s coach of the Indianapolis Colts, who lost last week in the NFL Playoffs to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Iowa State spent the 2018 season without officially naming an offensive coordinator. 

Manning also served as Iowa State’s offensive line coach in 2016 and 2017.

We will have more information and analysis on this story as it evolves but according to a source, Manning is expected to be back in Ames working for Iowa State as early as next Monday.

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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.