Amy Mantush Filanowski

About This Inductee

Over the past 20+ years, Amy Mantush Filanowski has put her stamp on the athletic world both as an athlete and a coach.  Hailing from Drums, PA, the 2016 Hazleton Area Sports Hall of Fame inductee had one of the most decorated athletic careers in both high school and college and is helping athletes like herself do the same as a collegiate track and field coach. Mantush participated in a variety of track and field events, including the high, long, and triple jumps, high hurdles and sprints as far back as middle school. She set Hazleton Area junior high records in the 200m dash, triple jump and high jump and captured several District 2 individual titles. A four-year letter winner, Mantush earned a total of seven district gold medals and five silver medals. Mantush also excelled on the state’s biggest stage, finishing third in the high jump at the PIAA Class AAA Championships in 2006 and sixth in the same event two years earlier. By the time her high school career was over, she held records in the 300 hurdles, triple jump and high jump, and tandem records in the triple jump and high jump. Mantush’s career points totaled 781 which ranked second atop the Hazleton Area girls scoring list at the time. Mantush’s other awards include Freshman of the Year, Most Valuable Player, Senior of the Year and Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Girls Track and Field All-Star. She also was a key contributor to the Lady Cougars basketball team, lettering and starting as a sophomore, junior and senior. She was a three-time honorable mention WVC all-star. Mantush concluded her high school career by receiving the WVC Woman Scholar-Athlete Award and Chris Clifford Scholar-Athlete Award. At the collegiate level, Mantush concluded an illustrious four-year career at Bucknell University in 2010. She was a 12-time All-Patriot League honoree while competing in the high jump, triple jump, long jump, and pentathlon and earned back-to-back Patriot League Female Field Athlete of the Year honors. She held records in both the indoor and outdoor high jump at the time of her graduation. In 2016, Mantush was named to the Patriot League 25th Anniversary Team for track and field. After graduation, Mantush took her talents to the other side of the track. She has been the assistant track and field coach at Kutztown University for the past four years where she has coached many top-ten performances, school records, and All-Americans. From 2013 to 2015, Mantush spent two years as an assistant coach at Misericordia. She helped guide 2021 Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame inductee Ashlee Ward to indoor and outdoor NCAA national titles in the high jump. The Cougar women won back-to-back MAC Indoor and Outdoor titles while Mantush was an assistant coach. She also spent two years as an assistant coach at Allegheny College, one season as a volunteer coach at Hazleton Area HS, and three years as an assistant coach at Bucknell. She currently resides in Orefield, PA with her husband, Brian.