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Kentucky: Manhattan Coach Didn’t Graduate

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The University of South Florida reached agreement with Manhattan coach Steve Masiello on a contract to become the new head coach of the Bulls.

Until they found out he didn’t have a college degree.

As has become the norm nowadays, the University checked the accuracy of Masiello’s resume.  He said he graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2000 with a degree in communications.  But ESPN.com reports a spokesperson from UK says the degree was never obtained.

Masiello was an assistant to Rick Pitino from 2005-2011 before taking the head coaching job with the Jaspers.  Manhattan lost to Louisville in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

It is unclear what this news means for Masiello’s status at Manhattan.

Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns know all about situations like this.  In the spring of 2004, the University hired Oklahoma State assistant coach Glynn Cyprien to be its head coach, replacing Jessie Evans.  But Cyprien was fired ten weeks later when it was discovered his resume listed a degree that he had not obtained.

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