Manhattan has placed head coach Steve Masiello on leave while Kentucky reviews his degree status according to CBS Sports.
“Masiello is currently in the process of reviewing his degree status with the University of Kentucky,” the statement read. Manhattan College has placed Masiello on leave while he completes this process with the University.
Masiello was set to be the next head basketball coach at the University of South Florida and reportedly he even signed the contract, but a discrepancy in his background check killed the deal. On his resume Masiello indicated that he graduated from Kentucky when in fact he spent four years in Lexington never having received his degree.