Jasper Club
Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
Head Coach
Steve Masiello is in his sixth year as Head Coach of the Manhattan men's basketball team. During his tenure in Riverdale, he has experienced unprecedented success while leading the Jaspers to back-to-back MAAC Championships and subsequent trips to the NCAA Tournament. Masiello, who has also guided Manhattan to three-straight MAAC Title game appearances and two 20-win campaigns, broke ESPN analyst and Jasper Hall of Fame selection Fran Fraschilla's school record for career MAAC Tournament wins with his eighth in Manhattan's 79-69 victory over Iona in the 2015 Championship Game. Additionally, Masiello, who has been a member of the school's last four league titles, has the fourth-best winning percentage (.750 | 9-3) during MAAC Tournament play in league history. In leading the program to its second-straight MAAC Championship in 2014-2015, the Jaspers capped the season with seven wins over their final nine games and were an impressive 9-4 over the final two months of the season. The strong finish is nothing new for a Masiello-coached squad, as the Riverdale-based institution is 33-17 in the months of February and March over the last four years, including 25-13 since the start of the 2013-2014 campaign.   FULL BIO
Steve Masiello
 
Matt Grady
Associate Head Coach
Matt Grady is in his sixth year as the Associate Head Coach for the Manhattan men's basketball team. During his time in Riverdale he has been an instrumental force in guiding the Jaspers to back-to-back MAAC Championships and subsequent NCAA Tournament berths. One of the top opponent scouts in the nation, Grady oversees the primary scouting and game planning responsibilities of the Jaspers' opposition. Additionally, he organizes the day-to-day operations of the men's basketball program, including interactions with support areas inside the athletic department and across campus. Grady also serves as the liaison with NCAA and conference administrators.   FULL BIO
Shawn Finney
Assistant Coach
Shawn Finney is in his first year as an assistant coach for the Manhattan Men's Basketball team. A 30-year coaching veteran, including five as the Tulane Head Coach, Finney has helped develop 15 NBA Players while advancing to the NCAA Tournament on eight occasions, highlighted by winning the 1997-1998 National Championship at Kentucky. He will be involved in all aspects of the program including but not limited to game preparation, recruiting and scouting.   FULL BIO
Branden McDonald
Assistant Coach
Branden McDonald is in his second year as an assistant coach for the Manhattan men's basketball team. McDonald ascends on Riverdale after serving the last two seasons as a graduate assistant for the University of Pittsburgh where he helped the Panthers qualify for a pair of postseason appearances, including the 2014 NCAA Tournament.   FULL BIO
Michael Alvarado
Assistant To The Head Coach
Former Manhattan College standout Michael Alvarado is in his second year with the Jaspers as a Special Assistant to Head Coach Steve Masiello. Prior to his appointment, Alvarado played professionally in Puerto Rico for two years following his graduation from Manhattan.   FULL BIO
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