NEW YORK – A person with knowledge of the deal says Steve Masiello is leaving Manhattan to become the basketball coach at South Florida.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because neither school has announced the agreement.
Masiello just completed his third season at Manhattan with a 71-64 loss to Louisville in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
The Jaspers (25-8) qualified for the NCAAs by winning the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. Masiello had a 60-39 record in his three seasons.
South Florida fired Stan Heath on March 14 after the Bulls went 12-20, including 3-15 in their first season in the American Athletic Conference. He compiled a 97-130 record in seven seasons and led the Bulls to the NCAA tournament in 2012, their first appearance in 20 years.