Mrs. Terry Mannion was born in Cedar City, Utah, the daughter of Agnes and Robert Bullock. Terry was reared by her grandparents, Julia and Sherman Lamb, after her father was killed in World War II. She has three half-brothers and two half-sisters: Steven, Teddy, Sherm, Rob and Roz Rouse. The Mannions have three boys: Pace, who has a sports talk show and a business in Salt Lake City, Utah and Greg, who works for SNOA. Their son, John, passed away in 2014. They have seven grandchildren, Pace, James, Candice, Beau, Alexa, Jackson, Nichollo and Mackenzie.
Mrs. Mannion graduated from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 1958. She earned her Masters Degree in Counseling and Administration in 1961 from Brigham Young University. Terry began her career in education teaching English, political geography, and typing at Midvale Jr. High in Salt Lake City in 1959. After moving to Las Vegas in 1961, she taught English at Jim Bridger Jr. High. In 1963 she moved to Rancho High School where she taught English and then became a counselor. In 1968 she transferred to Valley High School as a counselor. Terry became the Dean of Students at Valley and during double sessions at Valley she served as a Director of Student Activities. She was appointed Vice Principal at Clark High School in 1972 and in 1974 went to Garside Jr. High School as the principal. Her last 17 years in the Clark County School District were spent in district administration as Director of Secondary Education and Assistant Superintendent of High Schools and Secondary Curriculum. Terry retired after 30 years with the district but served as a consultant in order to complete the High Tech High School. She was instrumental in developing a Distinguished Scholar Program, distance learning through Channel 10, and computerization of transcripts, attendance, and grade reporting. She helped develop and plan seven new high schools. Terry coordinated and planed in-services of registrars, attendance clerks and administrators. She was honored by being asked to be a presenter at the IBM Annual Schools Executive conference in Atlanta, Georgia in 1989.
After retirement from CCSD, Terry served as a consultant for IBM for four years for facilitating Technology Planning in school districts throughout the United States. She was then recruited to manage Dr. Lyman’s office for a year and a half. When Jack needed her at Inner City Games, she became the office manager and worked for him for two and one half years. Terry enjoyed providing service to the educational community and the children of Southern Nevada. She utilized her organizational ability and her motivational skills to accomplish her goals.
Currently she serves as a member of the Silver State Schools Credit Union Board, and the Nevada Council on the Holocaust (appointed by the Governor), After School All Stars Board (formally the Inner City Games Board) and the Henderson Redevelopment Advisory Committee. She has served on the Dixie College Foundation Board, Paradise Town Board, Frontier Girl Scout Board, and was an adjunct Professor at UNLV.
Mr. John F. (Jack) Mannion was born in Bingham Canyon, Utah, the son of Henrietta and Thomas Mannion, who migrated from England to Utah to work at the Kennecott Mining Facility. Jack has four older sisters: Doreen, Margaret, Pat and Colleen. He attended Bingham High School where he was earned both All American and All State in Basketball. He still holds the school scoring title of 50 points in one game. After his senior year Jack was invited to participate in the North-South All Star Cager Classic in Murray, Kentucky. Billed as “the Nation’s outstanding cages,” 28 players from across the United States participated. He continued his education at the University of Utah on an athletic scholarship. After two years, he transferred to Brigham Young University and continued playing basketball. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in physical education and administration from BYU.
Mr. Mannion began his educational career teaching and coaching all sports of Jim Bridger Jr. High School. In 1962 he was asked to transfer to Rancho High School to teach and coach basketball. When Valley High School opened in 1965, he was appointed as the head basketball coach and was honored as Coach of the Year in 1969. His basketball team and cross country teams both won county and zone championships. He gave up coaching in 1976 to become Athletic Director at Valley High School. In 1978 Jack became the Dean of Student at VonTobel Jr. High. He was then transferred to the Southern Nevada Vocational Technical High School for one semester before being assigned as an assistant principal at Chaparral High School. He spent ten years at Chaparral as the AP in charge of athletics, activities, budget and facilities. He retired in 1993 after serving the district for 32 years. Jack provided exceptional leadership in the field of athletics in his schools and throughout the district. He directed Zone and State Tournaments in Basketball, Wrestling and Softball for many years because of his organizational ability and love for students and athletics. Chaparral named the Jack Mannion Track Complex in his honor.
After retirement, he was invited to be the Executive Director of the Inner City Games, a program which provided a free alternative to kids ages 7-17. Over 12,000 kids in Henderson, North Las Vegas, Mesquite, and Las Vegas registered each year for the “Games.” The program offered nine sports and four educational programs which were held in schools in all areas of the community. Transportation, coaches, snacks and character values were provided at each session. Jack served in that capacity for three years and loved the children he served, the people he worked with, and the compassion of the community that served with him.
Jack is currently on the After School All Stars Board (formally Inner City Games board), the Clark County Parks and Recreational Advisory Committee and has previously served as Paradise Valley Little League President and coach. He was inducted into the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Hall of Fame, the Football Coaches Hall of Fame, is an honorary member of the Southern Nevada Officials Associations and a member of the Brigham Young University Varsity Club.