|Born||September 2, 1977|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2000–2001||Tulane (admin. asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||0–2 (NCAA) |
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2 MAAC Tournament (2014, 2015)|
Masiello is a native of White Plains, New York. He graduated from Iona Grammar School in 1991 and attended Archbishop Stepinac High School for two years before transferring to the Harvey School in Katonah. Masiello played collegiately as a walk-on at Kentucky for coaches Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith from 1996 to 2000. Though he rarely played, he was a member of two Final Four teams, including the 1997–98 Wildcats team that won the national championship. Masiello left Kentucky without completing his college degree in communications, despite information to the contrary on his Manhattan College and Louisville website bios.
Following the close of his college career, Masiello got his first coaching job as an administrative assistant at Tulane during the 2000–01 season. Following a stint as an assistant at Manhattan, he got an opportunity to rejoin his old coach Pitino at Louisville. Masiello served on Pitino's staff for six years, gaining a reputation as a top assistant coach and strong recruiter.
On April 11, 2011, Steve Masiello was named the 24th head basketball coach at Manhattan College.
On March 25, 2014, Masiello agreed to a deal to become the next head coach at South Florida. However, South Florida later rescinded their offer after it was reported that he had not graduated from the University of Kentucky, as his resume had stated. Masiello was subsequently placed on leave by Manhattan. It was announced on April 7, 2014, that Masiello will be retained as Manhattan head coach, but is on permanent leave until he gets his undergraduate degree. On May 29, 2014, the University of Kentucky announced that Masiello had completed his required coursework and would receive a degree that August.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Manhattan Jaspers (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) (2011–present)|
|2011–12||Manhattan||21–13||12–6||T–3rd||CIT Second Round|
|2013–14||Manhattan||25–8||15–5||2nd||NCAA Division I Round of 64|
|2014–15||Manhattan||19–14||13–7||T–3rd||NCAA Division I First Four|
|Manhattan:||140–147 (.488)||91–87 (.511)|
Postseason invitational champion
- Manhattan College hires Steve Masiello, accessed August 2, 2011
- "CBS Sports: Steve Masiello Leaving Manhattan To Coach USF". March 25, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
- "Report: USF kills Steve Masiello deal". March 26, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
- Darcy, Kieran (March 26, 2014). "Manhattan: Steve Masiello on leave". ESPNNewYork.com. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
- Goodman, Jeff (April 7, 2014). "Manhattan keeps Steve Masiello". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
- Goodman, Jeff (May 29, 2014). "Steve Masiello completes degree". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
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