Eric Mangini (born January 19, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut) is the former head coach of the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets of the National Football League.
Mangini was a linebacker at Bulkeley High School in Hartford, Connecticut.
Mangini played nose tackle at Division III Wesleyan University and holds the school's single-season (11.5) and career (36.5) sacks records. During the second semester of his junior and senior years, he coached the Kew Colts, a semi-professional football team in Melbourne, Australia, to two regional championships. Mangini joined the Chi Psi Fraternity that coaching mentor Bill Belichick, a Wesleyan alumnus, was part of two decades earlier.