- Associated Press - Monday, April 11, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Manhattan College has hired Louisville assistant Steve Masiello as its men’s basketball coach.

Masiello replaces Barry Rohrssen, who was fired after the Jaspers went 6-25 and were 59-85 overall in his five seasons with the school.

Masiello was an assistant at Manhattan from 2001-2005 and helped them reach the NCAA tournament twice and the NIT once before leaving to work under the Cardinals’ coach Rick Pitino.

Manhattan’s new coach played at Kentucky under both Pitino and Tubby Smith. During has career, the Wildcats went the Final Four twice and won the national title in 1998.

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