New York Colleges: Steve Masiello

Masiello announces his Manhattan staff

May, 19, 2011
New Manhattan coach Steve Masiello announced the makeup of his coaching staff on Thursday.

Scott Padgett, the former Kentucky star and a college teammate of Masiello's, will be retained -- Padgett just finished his first year on the Manhattan staff, after being hired by former coach Barry Rohrssen.

Matt Grady will be Masiello's top assistant -- Grady most recently served as associate head coach at Morehead State. Also joining the staff as an assistant coach is Rashon Burno, who played for Bob Hurley at St. Anthony High School, and arrives after an assistant coaching stint at Towson. And Matt Wilson, formerly an assistant video coordinator at Louisville, will be Masiello's coordinator of basketball operations.
New Manhattan men's basketball coach Steve Masiello has signed his first recruit -- 6-foot-5 guard Donovan Kates from Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

"We are very excited to have Donovan as a member of our Jasper family," Masiello said. "He comes from a program where there is a premium placed on winning."

Kates was a second-team All-Kentucky player as a senior for Christian County, averaging 20 points and seven rebounds per game. He "is an aggressive wing with NBA shooting range off the catch," according to's recruiting profile.

Masiello is new Manhattan hoops coach

April, 11, 2011
Manhattan has hired Louisville assistant Steve Masiello to be its new men's basketball coach.

Masiello, a White Plains, N.Y., native, served as an assistant coach at Manhattan from 2001-2005. He replaces Barry Rohrssen, who was fired after the Jaspers went 6-25 this season and were 59-85 overall in his five seasons with the school.

"I am honored and humbled to be the next coach of Manhattan College, said Masiello in a statement. "I am eager to lead the Jaspers back to prominence as being a premier program in the [MAAC] conference, and re-establishing our rich tradition and winning history."

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