About Keith Manos
Keith Manos, an adjunct professor in English at Lakeland Community College and a 37 year veteran of public school teaching, has taught writing and literature to students, teachers, and writers for nearly four decades at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. With his guidance, his students’ poetry, fiction, and essays have earned them awards and recognition after being accepted for publication in local and national magazines.
In 2000, Keith was honored as Ohio’s English Teacher of the Year by the Ohio Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts, was named Who’s Who of American High School Teachers in 2005, and was inducted into the National Honor Roll of Outstanding American Teachers in 2006.
In 1993 Keith earned a Master's Degree in English (Creative Writing) from Cleveland State University. He has a Bachelor of Science from Miami University (OH) where he was the winner of the Greer-Hepburn Award for Creative Writing, and as a member of the Ohio Education Association, Keith is committed to teaching English. In addition, he serves on the editorial boards of Greenwood Publications and Momentum Media Sports Publications, and his skill as a teacher of writing has enabled him to serve as an editor of various educational newsletters and student publications. He has also conducted many in-service seminars for writers, teachers, and coaches at Lake Erie College, Notre Dame College, and Lakeland Community College.
A writer himself, Keith has published eleven books to date and is the author of many articles directed towards teachers and coaches which have appeared in national publications like Scholastic Coach, Wesleyan Advocate, School Library Journal, Teacher Magazine, Strategies, Accent, Athletic Management, Athletic Business, Lutheran Journal, and Wrestling USA, among others. His books Wrestling Coaches Survival Guide (1995) and Writing Smarter (1998) were published by a Prentice Hall, and Coaches Choice published four more books, including 101 Ways to Motivate Athletes. Black Rose Writing published his debut novel My Last Year of Life (in School) in the fall of 2015.
Keith is also a speaker for civic organizations, athletic teams, and awards programs in the Cleveland area when he isn't spending time with his wife and three children. He lives in Willoughby.
A funny yet depressing tale of a big signing at Sam’s Club gone wrong:
“He picks up a copy of my book, the book that took me a lifetime to write, the book I thought would change everything. He turns it over like he’s checking nutritional value on a cereal box. Then he tosses it down.”
Author, coach, father, and Mentor. Keith Manos is all of the above and then some. A true man for all seasons his book “The Elite Wrestler” gives the framework of what is takes to become world class in attributes, habits, traits, and dedication. Keith covers it all. A fascinating read by a man of high wrestling IQ!
21st Century Literacy: Teaching the Five C’s in the Information Age
Thank you Keith for your feedback on this assignment, as well as all the assignments. You’re a wonderful teacher and you put a lot of work and thought into all your assignments you have planned. Your class is my favorite class I have taken from the instructional delivery services. I came away with so many good ideas and lessons. Many classes I do not gain too much insight for my teaching career, but your class was wonderful.
Thank you again for this opportunity, Sharon McDermott