Tom Masella

Tom Masella
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Defensive coordinator, defensive backs coach
Team UMass
Conference MAC
Biographical details
Born (1959-07-11) July 11, 1959
Staten Island, New York
Alma mater Wagner College
Playing career
1978–1981 Wagner
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1984 Wagner (assistant)
1985–1989 Merchant Marine (DC)
1990–1992 Boston University (DB)
1993 Boston University (DC/DB)
1994 Boston University (AHC/DC/DB)
1995 Fairfield
1996–1997 Boston University
1998 Connecticut (AHC/DB)
1999–2001 Louisiana Tech (DC)
2002–2003 UMass (DC)
2004–2005 Central Connecticut
2006–2011 Fordham
2012–2013 Wagner (AHC/OC)
2014–present UMass (DC/S)
Head coaching record
Overall 44–66
Tournaments 0–1 (NCAA D-I playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
2 Northeast (2004–2005)
1 Patriot League (2007)

Tom Masella (born July 11, 1959) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). Massella served as the head football coach at Boston University from 1996 to 1997, at Central Connecticut State University from 2004 to 2005, and Fordham University from 2006 to 2007.

After serving as an assistant at Wagner College, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and Boston University, Masella became the first head coach of the Fairfield University football team. However, he left prior to their first game to return to Boston University, thus he holds the distinction of being the only coach at Fairfield who never coached a single game. Masella coached BU to a 2–20 over two seasons before the university dropped football.

After BU, Masella was an assistant at the University of Connecticut, Louisiana Tech University, and UMass before becoming the head coach at Central Connecticut State University. Masella left Central Connecticut State to become head coach at Fordham. In 2007, his second season at Fordham, he led the Rams to an 8–4 record, the Patriot League championship, and a spot in the NCAA FCS playoffs.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Boston University Terriers (Yankee Conference) (1996)
1996 Boston University 1–10 0–8 6th (New England)
Boston University Terriers (Atlantic 10 Conference) (1997)
1997 Boston University 1–10 1–7 T–5th (New England)
Boston University: 2–20 1–15
Central Connecticut Blue Devils (Northeast Conference) (2004–2005)
2004 Central Connecticut 8–2 6–1 T–1st
2005 Central Connecticut 7–4 5–2 T–1st
Central Connecticut: 15–6 11–3
Fordham Rams (Patriot League) (2006–2011)
2006 Fordham 3–8 1–5 6th
2007 Fordham 8–4 5–1 1st L NCAA Division I First Round
2008 Fordham 5–6 1–5 6th
2009 Fordham 5–6 2–4 T–5th
2010 Fordham 5–6 NA NA
2011 Fordham 1–10 NA NA
Fordham: 27–40 9–15
Total: 44–66
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