Greenville’s Evan Manix signs with IU East Track & Field

He’s one of the three or four fastest we’ve had here in the last 10-20 years ... Coach Bill Plessinger.

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Greenville's Evan Manix signs with IU East track & field program (L-R front) Michael Manix, father; Manix; Jennifer Manix, mother. L-R back) Aiden Manix, brother; Kate Manix, sister. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE—Greenville senior Evan Manix signed with the IU East Red Wolves track and field program while continuing his education at Richmond, Indiana.

“IU East is one of the programs that reached out to me,” Manix said of his choice of schools. “It felt like home.”

Manix, the son of Jennifer and Michael Manix plans to study Secondary Education with a major in Social Studies and History to become a high school teacher.

Greenville Senior High School’s Evan Manix signs with IU East Track & Field program. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Evan is a great kid,” said Greenville track and field coach Bill Plessinger. “He has blossomed from the time he was a freshman until he was a senior. He’s gotten better in track and has become a leader for our team. He has stepped up this year as a senior and he’ll be greatly missed. He’s one of a kind.”

Manix expects to continue with many of the events he currently competes in for the Green Wave, including the long jump and triple jump.

“From what Coach Wilson has told me, I will be running pretty much the same events there I do now, just at a bigger scale,” Manix said. I’m Taking part in a bigger role from a young program, so I think I’ll be doing a lot over there.”

“He’s one of the three or four fastest we’ve had here in the last 10-20 years,” said Coach Plessinger.

After graduation from college, Manix looks to become a high school coach.

“I plan on coaching,” Manix said. “I’m coaching football right now as an assistant at the high school. If Coach P is still coaching by then, I’ll come back and coach; if not, I will come back and help in any way I can.”

“Evan wants to come back and coach for us and I would love to have him,” Plessinger stated. “He’s going to be a great teacher, a great coach. There aren’t too many Evans … big personality and heart.”

Manix took time to thank the many who helped him reach his goal of taking his skills to the next level.

Greenville’s Evan Manix with family, coaches and friends at IU East Track & Field signing. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

I want to thank everybody who was here today and everybody who couldn’t make it   I want to thank them all because they all played a major part in my success and helped me out through the last 13 years of my life

My parents helped me a lot through my lowest points and helped me out in any way they could to get to this point

“I want to thank everybody who was here today and everybody who couldn’t make it,” he said. I want to thank them all because they all played a major part in my success and helped me through the last 13 years of my life.”

“My parents helped me a lot through my lowest points and helped me out in any way they could to get me to this point,” Manix concluded.