Mar 20, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Manhattan Jaspers head coach Steve Masiello reacts during the first half of a men

NCAA Men's Basketball: Manhattan coach Steve Masiello a serious candidate for South Florida job

This past Thursday, Manhattan Jaspers head coach Steve Masiello stamped his name all over the college basketball coaching map when he nearly coached his team to an upset over the Louisville Cardinals, and his mentor Rick Pitino. After the impressive outing, you knew that his name would come up for bigger vacancies throughout the country, and the first up is that of the South Florida Bulls, according to Gary Parrish over at CBS.

Manhattan coach Steve Masiello has emerged as a serious candidate to replace Stan Heath at South Florida, multiple sources told on Saturday.

In that second round game on Thursday, as great as the players were on the floor for Manhattan, what really stood out was the superior coaching job that Masiello did to get his kids in the position for the upset.

At only 36-years-old, some program is going to get one of the young, top stars of the college basketball coaching ranks, and one heck of a recruiter as you can see by the talent that he brings into such a small school like Manhattan.

Again, though, this is only the first word of a potential move for Masiello. The first of what could be many.

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