~ Welcome to Keith’s Website ~

Keith is one of the country’s top wrestling writers with eight books for coaches. He was recently honored as the national wrestling Sportswriter of the Year for 2021 by Wrestling USA Magazine.


The Elite Wrestler is a book every wrestler, wrestling coach, and wrestling parent will want to read!                 The Elite Wrestler

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My Last Year of Life (in School) is now available in paperback. You can order it online at Amazon.com


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101 Proven Ways to Motivate Athletes 
Now available at coacheschoice.com and Amazon.com.
In 101 Proven Ways to Motivate Athletes, all coaches can discover detailed and practical methods for motivating their athletes and leading them to championship performances.


 Are you a wrestling coach? Do you know a wrestling coach? Maybe you’re the one sitting in the bleachers wondering how to help your wrestlers win their matches in duals or tournaments. Well, I’ve researched the strategies used by hundreds of coaches like Dan Gable, Cael Sanderson, Tom Ryan, Tom Brands, Cary Kolat, Terry Steiner, and Jeff Buxton and put them into

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101 Winning Strategies for Wrestling Coaches, a book that every coach, wrestler, or parent should read.

Award-winning author, Keith Manos, is one of Ohio’s best wrestling writers. If you want to improve your wrestling program and start winning championships right now, then check out all Keith’s books on Amazon.com or at coacheschoice.com.

Name drop! Head Coach John Smith used Wrestling Coach’s Survival Guide in his wrestling class at Oklahoma State University.

Keith Manos’s Professional Skills

Keith has produced marketing plans for all his nonfiction books, various school academic programs, and local nonprofit groups.

Keith has designed, edited, and proofread business- and school-related manuals, brochures, letters, booklets, and flyers.

Keith has composed language for constitutions and by-laws for civic organizations, academic groups, and private businesses, meeting all deadlines.

Keith is a regular on-line contributor to blogs related to English, Literature, Education, and Publishing.

Keith appears regularly on WINT 1330 Radio, broadcasting wrestling news and competitions.

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This quote comes from the Ancient Greek Epictetus in his Discourses

Keith’s Awards and Honors

Lakeland Community College awarded Keith with the Distinguished Service Award in May 2021. This is the highest honor an adjunct faculty member can earn.

Keith’s story “Lilly” was accepted for publication in Chicken Soup for the Soul:  The Magic of Dogs anthology which was published in 2020.

The first chapter of Keith’s Realistic YA novel Missing was an award-winner in the Seven Hills Literary Contest sponsored by the Tallahassee Writers’ Association.

John Smith, head wrestling coach at Oklahoma State University and U.S. Olympic Wrestling Coach, used Keith’s first book Wrestling Coaches Survival Guide in his class at OSU.

Over 300 individuals endorsed Keith’s YA Sports Fiction novel W is for Wrestling in Dr. Bob Rich’s book contest, earning Keith 1st place among forty other books.

Keith was the Greer-Hepburn Award winner (1st place) at Miami University in 1978 for his short story “Rebound.”