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Coach Massimino 3 weeks 5 days ago #260228

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Coach Massimino 3 weeks 5 days ago #260231

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Very sorry to hear. Always one of my favs as a coach and person. My daughter also a high school classmate/friend of his granddaughter. Prayers for Rollie.
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Coach Massimino 3 weeks 5 days ago #260232

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One of the truly great Big East coaches.
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Coach Massimino 3 weeks 5 days ago #260233

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Monte wrote:
ruehlj wrote:
Very sorry to hear. Always one of my favs as a coach and person. My daughter also a high school classmate/friend of his granddaughter. Prayers for Rollie.

Prayers indeed, I had the pleasure of being in his company twice, albeit in sizable groups both times but he seemed a genuinely nice man. Puts in perspective all the teeth gnashing over an 18 year old who changed his mind while dealing with the trauma of unexpectedly losing his Mom.
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Coach Massimino 3 weeks 5 days ago #260236

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BREAKING: Rollie Massimino, who coached Villanova to unlikely ‘85 NCAA title, has died. He was 82. nydn.us/2vt83hi - @CRedRojo
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Coach Massimino 3 weeks 5 days ago #260237

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Paultzman wrote:
BREAKING: Rollie Massimino, who coached Villanova to unlikely ‘85 NCAA title, has died. He was 82. nydn.us/2vt83hi - @CRedRojo

Saddened to hear. RIP Coach. Prayers for him and his family.
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Sad day for the Big East.


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Coach Massimino 3 weeks 5 days ago #260241

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I worked for Coach Mass for several years at his summer camp. He was a great guy and was always willing to share his knowledge of basketball with anyone at any time. The kids that played for Coach loved him. I always respected (and still do respect) the family atmosphere that has been fostered through the years at Villanova. I used to tell Coach that I rooted for him to win every game every year, except for the ones against St John's.

Coach was a wild man on the sidelines. At the end of every game, his hair was a mess, his shirt was always out of his pants and his tie was turned cockeyed to the side. He looked like he just finished a 12 round fight with the heavyweight champion of the world. He was a colorful character who was extremely passionate about the game.

I was sorry to see him follow the Tark at UNLV after winning the NCAA title at Nova. It was a lose-lose situation but it gave Coach an opportunity to make a lot more money than Nova could ever pay.

I am glad that I had the opportunity to see Coach continue his career for several years in Florida. He coached Northwood University (named later changed to Keiser University), an NAIA school. He built the program from scratch and did extremely well, going far in the national tournament.

RIP, Coach. You were a great coach but an even better man. The world was a better place because of you. You will be missed by anyone and everyone that ever crossed paths with you.


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