December 27th, 2017

It takes a lot to surprise Ken Mannie. It takes even more to impress him. But Michigan State’s longtime strength and conditioning coach was feeling both Tuesday. Mannie was awarded the Admiral U.S. Grant Sharp Trophy aboard the USS Essex during the Spartans’ visit to see the amphibious assault ship. The award is given annually to a member of each team participating in the Holiday Bowl who displays “unselfish commitment, motivation, and teamwork that ultimately leads to the team’s overall success.”

Source: Detroit Free Press