Manuel, who played on the 2005 title team, will serve as assistant strength and conditioning coordinator. The West Palm Beach, Fla. native played on the wing for UNC from 2001-2005, averaging 6.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals. He twice earned All-ACC Defensive Team honors. Although he had several stints on NBA clubs, Manuel spent the majority of the last four seasons playing in the NBDL.
Both are six-month appointments that run until May 15, 2012.
"These are two outstanding young men who have decided to end their competitive playing careers and are looking to get into basketball from a non-playing perspective," says Williams. "I think this will be a great opportunity for them to focus on what it takes to run a program. They'll set good examples for our current players because they know what it takes to win at a high level."