Talks broke down between Manhattan Coach Steve Masiello and South Florida late Tuesday after South Florida officials discovered an inaccuracy on his résumé, which lists him as having graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2000.
A spokesman at Kentucky said Masiello attended the college from 1996 to 2000 but did not receive a degree. His biography on Manhattan’s website said he held a degree in communications from Kentucky. The website was updated Wednesday to delete the reference to his degree.
In a statement, South Florida said that it had reached an “agreement in principle” with Masiello, but that his “credentials could not be substantiated.” University policy requires a head coach to have at least a bachelor’s degree.
Manhattan officials said in a written statement that Masiello had been put on leave while “reviewing his degree status with the University of Kentucky.”