The Steve Masiello story is getting more intriguing with each passing minute. First Rick Pitino talked him up to the point of nausea, then the USF Bulls were going to hire the former Manhattan Jaspers coach, now we find out that Masiello fibbed on his resume.
Reports have now surfaced that USF has withdrawn its offer to Masiello because the coach lied about graduating from Kentucky.
Masiello’s “degree” was on his Manhattan resume as well. It was also featured on the Manhattan and Louisville websites. “Masiello was an assistant at Louisville from 2005-11 before becoming head coach at Manhattan in 2011 — it indicated he was a 2000 graduate of Kentucky with a degree in communications.” End sigh.
ESPN’s Brett McMurphy broke the story.
It will be interesting to see what happens as far as Masiello’s immediate future. I doubt Manhattan takes him back. If they were, it would be as if they are telling the world that they are okay with someone who lies.
Even with that being said, though, it doesn’t change the fact that Steve Masiello is considered a very good coach. Now he just has to get some online classes under his belt and we (meaning him) could move on from this situation.
There is a lesson to be learned here, kids. Lying is bad. Well, lying is bad while trying to get a big payday. Okay, maybe it is more that lying is bad if you get caught or something.