Manny Mantrana was named the head baseball coach of the University of Texas-Pan American baseball program on August 28, 2008.
Mantrana led the Broncs to the first winning season in 12 years, going 30-22 in 2012. The season included a 21-6 record at home and a 16-12 record in Great West Conference games. The Broncs earned the numer two seed in the Great West Conference Tournament. Mantrna also coached a .400 hitter for the second time in his tenure at UTPA, as Roger Bernal hit .414, the fourth highest average in program history. In 2012, Mantrana coached Garrett Blvone to a .428 average, the second highest in program history
Mantrana signed a contract extension on May 24, 2011 to remain in Edinburg for at least another three years. The program has come a long way since Mantrana's arrival in late September of 2008, when the program had only twenty-one players on the roster and no coaching staff.
Mantrana came to the Rio Grande Valley after serving 12 seasons as head baseball coach at Saint Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida. During his tenure, Mantrana quadrupled, from one to four, the program's number of trips to the College World Series. He was the winningest coach in STU history with a 451-220-1 (.671) record, including a 1997 season that ended with a program-record 54 victories.
Norberto Lopez joined the Broncs as an assistant coach starting with the 2009 season.
Lopez brings experience from all levels of baseball as he's worked with high school, college and youth national teams while also playing professionally.
Lopez was drafted as a catcher by the Anaheim Angels in 1999 and spent three years in the system. He advanced as far as AAA in 2001 and made one appearance in major league camp.
In his most recent coaching experience, Lopez was an assistant coach for Florida Atlantic University where he helped his team achieve a .341 batting average with 93 homeruns in 2007, and a .321 batting average with 99 homeruns in 2008. Prior to that, Lopez spent two years at Broward Community College from 2004 through 2006 where he led the team to a third place finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series. Serving as the hitting and catching coach, he saw his team hit .301, set the home run record at the state tournament and win the Florida Community College Activities Association state title.