Nick Mantas is a sports reporter and weekend sports anchor.
Nick grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts and is an avid fan of Boston sports teams. He attended the University of Arizona, studying to become a strength and conditioning coach.
During his years at the University of Arizona, Nick interned as a strength and conditioning coach for the football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, and tennis teams. His coaching included athletes who have succeeded on the professional level including Rob Gronkowski (NFL), Nick Foles (NFL), Nick Johnson (NBA), Aaron Gordon (NBA), T.J. McConnell (NBA), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (NBA), and Madison and McKenna Witt (AVP Sand Volleyball).
After graduation, Nick accepted a strength coaching internship at the University of San Francisco where he coached for the 2014-2015 season. While in the Bay Area, Nick got interested in TV production and began working part time for the PAC-12 Network as a runner and utility.
He then worked for the PAC-12 Network for two years, becoming a replay operator, stage manager, and camera operator in the PAC-12 Network studio. It was here where he realized that his love of sports television needed more education and specific training in journalism, so he decided to apply to graduate school.
In August of 2018, Nick graduated with a Masters Degree in Journalism with a Sports Media specialization from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.
He enjoys covering the Big Country's high school sports and meeting people who support the young athletes.
When not covering a game, Nick enjoys going to the gym, eating at a local restaurant, and getting to meet new people. So if you see Nick around town, make sure to say hi!