Steve Masiello: Rejected after failed background check
Apparently former Louisville Assistant and Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello failed his background check after reportedly falsifying his educational background. Coach Masiello had just accepted a new position to be the South Florida Bulls new head coach but after checking his background, South Florida discovered that Masiello never graduated from the University of Kentucky like his resume had stated. This puts Masiello in an interested position since most colleges require their head coach to be a college graduate since he is setting the example for his players. It is uncertain if Manhattan will accept Masiello back when the new found information. Coach Rick Pitino stated once he was informed the news that “If it’s accurate, I’m shocked by it. I had no idea. … He was on track to graduate.” I know that I appreciate all coach Masiello did while on staff at UofL and respect the job he has done at Manhattan, let’s all hope this ends well for the former Cardinal assistant, but also be a lesson to be honest on your Resume.