Joe Maniaci
Maniaci pictured in The Archive 1949, Saint Louis yearbook
No. 34, 11
Personal information
Born:(1914-01-23)January 23, 1914
New York, New York
Died:June 20, 1996(1996-06-20) (aged 82)
Windsor, Ontario
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Hasbrouck Heights (NJ)
NFL Draft:1936 / Round: 6 / Pick: 49
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing Yards:1,855
Rushing Attempts:404
Yards per Carry:4.6
Rushing Touchdowns:14
Player stats at · PFR

Joseph Vincent Maniaci (January 23, 1914 – June 20, 1996) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Fordham University and then in the National Football League (NFL) with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Bears. Maniaci served as the head football coach at Saint Louis University from 1948 to 1949, compiling a record of 6–13–1. The school dropped its varsity football program after the 1949 season.

Maniaci grew up in Lodi, New Jersey and attended Hasbrouck Heights High School.[1] He served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Maniaci died on June 20, 1996, at his home in Windsor, Ontario.[2][3]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
Bainbridge Commodores (Independent) (1943–1944)
1943 Bainbridge 7–0 17
1944 Bainbridge 10–0 5
Bainbridge: 17–0
Saint Louis Billikens (Missouri Valley Conference) (1948–1949)
1948 Saint Louis 4–7 0–2 5th
1949 Saint Louis 2–6–1 0–3–1 7th
Saint Louis: 6–13–1 0–5–1
Total: 23–13–1


  1. ^ Maglionico, Artie. The Brothers Maniaci: football greats Lodi History Highlights, Lodi Public Library, August 2008. Accessed May 13, 2016. "You can't reminisce about Lodi sports in the 30s without mentioning the town's most celebrated young athletes, the brothers Maniaci, Sam and Joe.... Both were stars at Hasbrouck Heights High School."
  2. ^ "Gridironstar dead at 82". Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. June 22, 1996. p. B3. Retrieved March 13, 2022 – via open access.
  3. ^ "Maniaci, Joseph". Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. June 22, 1996. p. F14. Retrieved March 13, 2022 – via open access.