Athletics Coaching Staff
Mike Mannausau
Director, Champions Club
Coach Info:
Position: Director, Champions Club
Alma Mater: North Dakota
Graduating Year: 1999
Phone: 701.777.2996
Former UND football standout and assistant coach Mike Mannausau serves as UND's Assistant Athletics Director/Champions Club Executive Director.

Mannausau, who began his current duties in Feb. 2013, had most recently spent the previous nine years on the North Dakota football coaching staff, including the last seven as defensive coordinator. Prior to the 2008 season, he was elevated to assistant head coach and last season he was named associate head coach.

The North Dakota Champions Club is a primary source of private support for UND Athletics. The membership club, operated by the UND Alumni Association & Foundation, raises funds for scholarships and program support for UND's Athletics. The Champions Club raised $2.23 million in cash gifts and commitments from 2,360 members in 2011-12, marking the sixth consecutive annual fundraising record for the club.

A standout linebacker for North Dakota from 1994 to 1998, Mannausau lettered four times and was a 1998 Football Gazette All-America honorable mention honoree, while serving as a team captain. He received a bachelor's degree from UND in May 1999, majoring in education/physical education and minoring in special education and coaching. In June of 2003, he received a master's degree in kinesiology from UND.

Mannausau, originally from International Falls, Minn., is married to former UND women's basketball standout and UND Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Tiffany Pudenz. They have two children, daughter Mya and son Max.

In addition to managing the efforts of the Champions Club, Mannausau works with major donors and prospects to obtain funds for athletic facilities, Impact Scholarships, and endowments for UND Athletics.