Mandigo has won more women’s hockey games than any other coach in the history of the game. He enters his 31st year at Middlebury in 2018-19 with a career record of 561-147-42. Mandigo led the team to American Women’s Hockey Coaches Association (AWHCA) National Titles in 2000 and 2001 before taking three-consecutive NCAA Championships in 2004, 2005 and 2006. His teams have also captured three-straight NESCAC Championships and 10 overall, producing 19 or more wins in 21 of the last 23 seasons.
After leading his team to its first ECAC Championship in 1996, Mandigo was named the ECAC Coach of the Year. He also led the team to five more ECAC titles. In 2001, Mandigo was again honored as the ECAC Coach of the Year, as well as the AHCA National Coach of the Year. In 2001, 2004 and 2005, Mandigo was named the AHCA National Coach of the Year. He earned NESCAC Coach of the Year honors in 2004, 2011, 2016 and 2018.
A 1983 graduate of Wesleyan University, Mandigo began his coaching career at his alma mater as the assistant hockey coach for the men's varsity, serving in that role for two years after his graduation. Mandigo moved on to The Hill School, where he was the boys' head hockey coach from 1985 to 1987. After one year at Burrillville High School in Rhode Island, he came to Middlebury in the fall of 1988 as the head women's hockey coach and as an assistant coach in both football and baseball.
Mandigo works at numerous summer hockey camps and is an active member of the AWHCA. He is also a member of the NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee.
After 20 years as an assistant coach with the football team, Mandigo joined the women's golf coaching staff in the fall of 2008 and currently serves as the team's head coach.