Now in his 12th season at Middlebury in 2018-19, Mandigo returns as the team’s defensive coordinator as well as the linebacker coach. A 1996 graduate of Middlebury, Mandigo served as an assistant coach in football, baseball and women’s ice hockey at his alma mater the year following his graduation.
He moved on to St. Anselm College to serve as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach in football for the 1997 and 1998 seasons. While earning his M.Ed. degree, he served as a graduate assistant in football at Boston College during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. He received his degree in 2001, and subsequently returned to Middlebury to work as an assistant professor in physical education. Mandigo also was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach in football as well as an assistant baseball coach through the spring of 2004.
In 2005, Mandigo moved to California, where he served as assistant baseball coach at Ohlone College and head football coach at Piedmont High School, receiving conference Coach of the Year honors. He returned East to Wesleyan in the fall of 2006, and stayed as the team’s defensive coordinator for four seasons.
He spent the 2010 season in the professional ranks with UFL’s Hartford Colonials, where he coached future NFL players Emanuel Cook and Quintin Demps.
As an undergraduate at Middlebury, he was a rare three-sport athlete, lettering in football, ice hockey and baseball. He served as a team captain in the latter sport during his senior year.