Basketball Lifer Rollie Massimino Dead at 82

A college basketball legend has died.

FOX’s Matt Napolitano with more:

“That’s it! Villanova has done it!”

That was the final call from Villanova’s upset victory over top seed Georgetown in 1985 to win the school’s first ever national title in men’s basketball.

Rollie Massimino, the head coach at the helm of the eight seed Wildcats that year passed away Wednesday.

Massimino coached Villanova for 19 seasons, also serving stints as head coach at Stony Brook, UNLV, Cleveland State and Keiser University in Division II.

Coach Mass was a basketball lifer working the sidelines since 1959 as a high school coach to just last season at Keiser where he achieved his 800th career victory:

(Massimino) “It’s another day in the gym, but I’m so pleased to be apart of a situation like this.”

Massimino was elected to the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013 and was a Basketball Hall of Fame finalist just last year. Rollie Massimino was 82-years-old.

Matt Napolitano, FOX News.

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