Director of Marketing, Susan Moynihan-Manning, is no stranger to the world of sports and recreation. A Journalism major and soccer player, Susan graduated from the University of WI-Madison in 1990.
In 2008, Susan accepted a position with the family business. Her passion for the business is palpable. “I’m proud that we are a family-owned and operated business and have been since the 1970’s. I love we are a strong company that hasn’t tried to get too big too fast. We make strong, long-lasting products designed with safety in mind in our factory in Butler, WI. I’m enjoying the challenges of a new career and love getting the word out about Keeper Goals.”
Prior to Keeper Goals, Susan followed the family’s passion and coached soccer. As head coach of the UW Milwaukee Women’s Soccer Team (1992-1996) Susan transformed the team into a winning program. In ’97 she accepted a position as Assistant Soccer Coach at Purdue University to help start the new soccer program there. Purdue first competed in 1998. The first few years were rocky, but by 2002 the team made the NCAA Tournament for the first time and made the NCAA tournament every year after that except 1 through 2007 when Moynihan left the program. In 2003 they reached the Sweet 16 and in 2007 the team was ranked as high as #5 in the country and won the Big Ten Tournament. In 2009 she was inducted into the UW-Milwaukee Athletics Hall of Fame and in 2022 she was inducted into the Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame.
Susan and her husband Rich Manning currently reside in Evanston, IL where Rich is an assistant coach with the Northwestern Women’s Soccer Team.
In her spare time she serves on the board of the Wisconsin Women’s Soccer Advisory Council, hikes, pulls weeds at her dad’s farm, reads, does yoga, decorates things, is attempting to become a mosaic artist, and tries not give her husband, Rich, too much advice on coaching.
Read the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article naming Susan Moynihan as a Milwaukee woman who brought Title IX to life. “Title IX passed 50 years ago to provide equality in sports. Here are some women who brought it to life in Milwaukee.” By Cathy Kozlowicz, May 5, 2022
Read the Chicago Tribune Article on Susan Moynihan and UWM Women’s Soccer, Sept. 19, 1992 by Julie Hanna.