Coach Christian Manalo is from Diamond Bar, CA where he was born and raised. Coach Manalo attended Diamond Bar High School where he played four years of Varsity Basketball. After graduating, he attended San Francisco State University, Mount San Antonio College, and Cal State Fullerton where he graduated with a Kinesiology degree with an emphasis on Teacher Education. Since then, Coach Manalo has spent two years teaching in the Tustin Unified School District teaching Physical Education. He has been coaching basketball for six years now at the high school level for Diamond Bar, Foothill, and Southlands Christian high school. Being at Southlands Christian has been a humbling and blessing experience that has created opportunities that have helped him build a stronger relationship with God, while also allowing him to do what he loves the most and that is to help impact the youth in a positive way.