Chelsea Mangino enters her second year with the Flames, and her first year as the Director of Basketball Operations for the program. She organizes travel and recruiting, helps run camp, oversees team meals, handles scheduling and helps make sure all aspects of the program run smoothly.
While earning a bachelor's degree in religious studies and a Master of Teaching in Elementary Education at Virginia, Mangino served four years as a student manager with the Cavaliers men's basketball program (2010-14). After graduation, Mangino spent a year teaching at an elementary school in Charlottesville.
Last year, Mangino served as a graduate assistant for Liberty men's basketball. In her role, she oversaw recruiting, planned road trips and team meals, helped train a group of managers, and assisted in other administrative and facility needs. She is pursuing a Master of Business Administration, and hopes to complete it while serving in her current position.
Chelsea is the daughter of life-long educator Ann and accomplished collegiate and NBA coach Larry Mangino. Her sister Grace is a recent graduate of Virginia Tech.