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Rollie Massimino, who led Villanova to '85 NCAA title, dies

August 30, 2017 |

(AP) — Rollie Massimino, who led Villanova's storied run to the 1985 NCAA championship and won more than 800 games in his career, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. ... Former Villanova coach ...

Rollie Massimino, who led Villanova to ’85 NCAA title, dies

August 30, 2017 |

Rollie Massimino 1934-2017 Coached Villanova to epic upset in ’85 By Tim Reynolds WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Rollie Massimino, who led Villanova’s storied run to the 1985 NCAA basketball championship and won ...

As Jay Wright retires, UConn’s Dan Hurley aims to emulate Villanova’s success: ‘He’s the model’

April 22, 2022 |

Wright, then an assistant at Rochester, Drexel and eventually Villanova under Rollie Massimino, recruited many players out of the St.

Kobe leads nominees for basketball shrine

December 19, 2019

Coaches nominated include Rick Adelman, George Karl, Dick Motta and Rudy Tomjanovich from the professional ranks, and Gene Keady, Rollie Massimino, Bob McKillop, Eddie Sutton, Bo Ryan and Jay Wright on the college side.

Noteworthy

August 30, 2017

Legendary coach Massimino dies at 82 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Rollie Massimino, who led Villanova's storied run to the 1985 NCAA championship and won more than 800 games in his career, died Wednesday after a ...

Villanova fondly remembers ’85 championship behind Massimino

August 31, 2017 |

Rollie Massimino remembered Villanova fondly remembers ex-coach By Dan Gelston PHILADELPHIA — Rollie Massimino took the stage surrounded by a band, students and scores of blue-and-white balloons and delivered ...

Jeff Jacobs: John Thompson was an icon and legend, ‘all the things you want in a coach’

August 31, 2020 |

Carlesimo, Villanova's Rollie Massimino, St.

Fairfield’s Brooklawn CC ready to host 50th Borck Junior Golf Tournament

July 20, 2019 |

His name is Roland Massimino from Lumberville, Pennsylvania. ... Massimino tied for eighth place at the Big 12 Conference tournament. ... Roland is the grandson of the legendary Villanova men’s college basketball coach Rollie Massimino.

Former UAlbany guard Joe Cremo headed to Villanova

May 8, 2018 |

The school's first National Championship came in 1985 under coach Rollie Massimino.

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

August 31, 2020 |

The Hoyas were on the verge of a repeat the following year when they were stunned in the championship game by coach Rollie Massimino’s Villanova team in one of the biggest upsets in tournament history.

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

August 31, 2020 |

The Hoyas were on the verge of a repeat the following year when they were stunned in the championship game by coach Rollie Massimino’s Villanova team in one of the biggest upsets in tournament history.

Jeff Jacobs: Calhoun sees ‘rejuvenation’ as UConn returns to the Big East

June 30, 2020 |

Carlesimo, Villanova's Rollie Massimino, St.

Buzzer Beater means national title for Villanova

April 5, 2016

It’s Villanova’s first title since 1985, when Rollie Massimino coaxed a miracle out of his eighth-seeded underdogs for a victory over star-studded Georgetown.

Villanova tops Carolina 77-74 on Jenkins' buzzer-beater

April 4, 2016 |

It's the first title for the Wildcats (35-5) since 1985, when Rollie Massimino coaxed them to a victory over star-studded Georgetown.

Courtside with Joe Morelli podcast – Ep. 9: Cromwell coach John Pinone

February 12, 2019 |

He also waxed nostalgic about playing in the Big East, going up against Hall of Famers Patrick Ewing, Hakeem Olajuwon and James Worthy during his career, and also being coached by such heavyweights as Joe Reilly ...

Villanova vs. Kansas makes case for reseeding Final Four

March 30, 2018 |

Three years before, in the first 64-team event, Rollie Massimino’s eighth-seeded Villanova Wildcats shot 78.6 percent in the final to knock off top-seeded Georgetown 66-64.

Villanova stamps itself as nation’s elite in Final Four run

March 27, 2018 |

But it can’t be ignored that Wright has brought the program to heights that not even his mentor and 1985 championship head coach Rollie Massimino could achieve.

Villanova stamps itself as nation’s elite in Final Four run

March 27, 2018 |

But it can’t be ignored that Wright has brought the program to heights that not even his mentor and 1985 championship coach Rollie Massimino could achieve.

Porzingis skills winner

February 19, 2017 |

Earlier on Saturday, Rollie Massimino, who coached Villanova to the 1985 NCAA championship, and Chris Webber were among the 14 finalists named for this year's Basketball Hall of Fame induction class.

Villanova raises 2016 national championship banner

October 28, 2016 |

The Wildcats unveiled the national championship banner and received their rings Friday night at a students-only ceremony that saw the team dancing and dunking, and even featured a little jig from 81-year-old ...

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