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Originally published March 26, 2014 at 6:44 PM | Page modified March 27, 2014 at 5:10 PM

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Manhattan places coach Steve Masiello on leave

Steve Masiello’s promising coaching career is in limbo after his deal with South Florida fell apart because he doesn’t have a college diploma.Manhattan College said Wednesday that it had placed him on leave while Masiello is “reviewing his degree status.”


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Talks broke down between Manhattan College coach Steve Masiello and South Florida late Tuesday after university officials discovered that Masiello had lied on his résumé about graduating from Kentucky in 2000.

A spokesman at Kentucky said Masiello attended the college from 1996 to 2000 but did not receive a degree. His biography on Manhattan’s website said he held a degree in communications from Kentucky. The website was updated Wednesday to delete the reference to his degree.

In a statement, South Florida said that it had reached an “agreement in principle” with Masiello, but that his “credentials could not be substantiated.” University policy requires a head coach to have at least a bachelor’s degree.

Manhattan officials said in a statement that Masiello had been put on leave while “reviewing his degree status with the University of Kentucky.”

As at South Florida, a bachelor’s degree is required of Manhattan’s coach, said Manhattan spokesman Peter McHugh. It was not immediately clear what it would mean for Masiello’s future in the Bronx if the college confirms he has no degree.

“That is for our administration to determine,” McHugh said.

South Florida said Eastman & Beaudine, a consulting firm in Plano, Texas, was hired to conduct the coaching search and that their background check on Masiello picked up on his résumé gaffe.

The Tampa Tribune first reported late Tuesday that the negotiations between Masiello and USF had fallen apart over what the newspaper described as a problem with Masiello’s background check. ESPN later reported that the dispute revolved around Masiello’s résumé.

Masiello, 36, had spent Tuesday interviewing in Tampa, Fla., where he appeared to be headed after three successful seasons with the Jaspers.



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