LOUDONVILLE — On Thursday, the UAlbany men’s basketball program unveiled its new head coach with an introductory press conference for Dwayne Killings.
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Siena men’s basketball head coach Carmen Maciariello was listed in multiple reports Thursday as a top candidate for the open job at Fordham, a position that’s been speculated to carry with it an annual salary that could head into the neighborhood of $1,000,000 — well north of Maciariello’s current salary at Siena, where the coach has two years left on his contract.
Both Maciariello and Siena athletic director John D’Argenio did not respond to requests for comment Thursday. Multiple sources, though, confirmed to The Daily Gazette that Maciariello had interviewed for the position with the Fordham men’s basketball program within the last week.
Jeff Goodman of Stadium listed Maciariello as one of four finalists for the open position at Fordham, while Zach Braziller of the New York Post did not include Maciariello as one of four finalists. Goodman reported that Maciariello, Bryant’s Jared Grasso, Yale’s James Jones and Villanova assistant Kyle Neptune were favored for the job, while the New York Post’s report traded out Maciariello for Saint Peter’s Shaheen Holloway.
Siena won the MAAC regular-season championship in Maciariello’s first season leading the program, while the Saints won a share of the regular-season crown in his second before exiting from the MAAC tournament in the quarterfinals.
A Siena alumnus, Maciariello is a Clifton Park native and graduate of Shenendehowa High School. After a college coaching career that started as the director of basketball operations for Fran McCaffery at Siena, Maciariello returned to Siena prior to the 2018-19 season as an assistant coach for then-head coach Jamion Christian. When Christian left Siena for George Washington, Maciariello was promoted to his current position.