Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Barry Rohrssen will coach Manhattan this weekend in the MAAC conference tournament in Bridgeport, but it appears his tenure at the school will come to an end after that.
“Barry’s our coach going into the MAAC tournament,” a university spokesman said.
Rohrssen did not return a voicemail seeking comment.
The Daily News reported Tuesday that Rohrssen was informed that day that he would not return.
In five seasons, he is 58-93 overall at Manhattan and 37-53 in conference.
10th-seeded Manhattan is 6-24 entering Friday’s MAAC tournament game against No. 7 Siena (12-17).
Rohrssen turned down an opportunity last spring to join Steve Lavin’s staff at St. John’s in order to remain at Manhattan.
Among those expected to be in the mix to replace him is Louisville assistant Steve Masiello, who was a former Manhattan assistant under Bobby Gonzalez.
Current Manhattan and former Seton Hall assistant Scott Adubato, who has strong recruiting ties in the New York/New Jersey area, has also applied for the Monmouth job.
(Photo courtesy Daily News)
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.