Report: Manhattan coach Steve Masiello completes degree at Kentucky

Thursday May 29th, 2014

Steve Masiello (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Steve Masiello is 60-39 in three seasons as head coach at Manhattan. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello, who has been on unpaid leave since April, has completed the requirements for his undergraduate degree from Kentucky, university spokesman Jay Blanton told Jeff Goodman of on Thursday.

He will reportedly be awarded his degree in August.

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After accepting the head coaching job at South Florida, a background check discovered that Masiello falsified his resume, claiming he had graduated from Kentucky despite never earning his degree.

Manhattan announced early last month that it would retain Masiello as head coach and place him on unpaid leave until he completed his degree. He would then be reinstated.

The school has not yet confirmed his reinstatement.

The Jaspers finished 25-8 this season, earning their first NCAA tournament bid in 10 years and nearly upsetting then-defending champion Louisville in the round of 64.

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