Stephen John Masiello Jr. (born September 2, 1977) is an American college basketball coach and a former player. He is currently the associate head coach at St. John's.

Steve Masiello
Current position
TitleAssociate head coach
TeamSt. John's
ConferenceBig East
Biographical details
Born (1977-09-02) September 2, 1977 (age 46)
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2001–2005Manhattan (assistant)
2005–2011Louisville (assistant)
2023–presentSt. John's (associate HC)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2000–2001Tulane (admin. asst.)
2022–2023Iona (dir. operations)
Head coaching record
Overall162–177 (.478)
Tournaments0–2 (NCAA)
1–1 (CIT)
Accomplishments and honors

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, New York. 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, Masiello was named the 24th head basketball coach at Manhattan College.[1]

On March 25, 2014, Masiello agreed to a deal to become the next head coach at South Florida.[2] However, South Florida later rescinded their offer after it was reported that he had not graduated from the University of Kentucky, as his résumé had stated.[3] Masiello was subsequently placed on leave by Manhattan.[4] 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.[5] On May 29, 2014, the University of Kentucky announced that Masiello had completed his required coursework and would receive a degree that August.[6]

Masiello was relieved of duty in October 2022 just weeks before the start of the season. Afterward, Masiello was hired as director of operations for Iona under former Louisville and then Iona head basketball coach, Rick Pitino.[7]

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Manhattan Jaspers (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) (2011–2022)
2011–12 Manhattan 21–13 12–6 T–3rd CIT second round
2012–13 Manhattan 14–18 9–9 T–6th
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
2015–16 Manhattan 13–18 9–11 6th
2016–17 Manhattan 10–22 5–15 T–10th
2017–18 Manhattan 14–17 9–9 T–5th
2018–19 Manhattan 11–21 8–10 7th
2019–20 Manhattan 13–18 8–12 T–8th
2020–21 Manhattan 7–13 6–12 10th
2021–22 Manhattan 15–15 8–12 T–7th
Manhattan: 162–177 (.478) 105–111 (.486)
Total: 162–177 (.478)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Manhattan hires L'ville assistant coach Masiello". April 11, 2011. Retrieved May 6, 2024.
  2. ^ "CBS Sports: Steve Masiello Leaving Manhattan To Coach USF". March 25, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  3. ^ "Report: USF kills Steve Masiello deal". March 26, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Darcy, Kieran (March 26, 2014). "Manhattan: Steve Masiello on leave". Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  5. ^ Goodman, Jeff (April 7, 2014). "Manhattan keeps Steve Masiello". Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  6. ^ Goodman, Jeff (May 29, 2014). "Steve Masiello completes degree". Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  7. ^ "Fired Manhattan coach Steve Masiello now helping mentor Rick Pitino at Iona: 'He's part of us now'". November 8, 2022.