Siena announces 3-yr extension for Maciariello

Siena College has announced a three-year contract extension for men’s basketball head coach Carmen Maciariello through the 2025-26 season. A 2001 Siena graduate, Maciariello has guided his alma mater to back-to-back Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Regular Season Championships in his first two seasons as the helm.
“We are pleased with the success Carm and the team have achieved the past two seasons,” said Siena College Vice President and Director of Athletics John D’Argenio. “We’re excited to see the program continue to improve and compete for MAAC Championships, while continuing to do so in a way that aligns with Siena’s Franciscan values. We are thankful that we are able to offer the Maciariello family some certainty, and likewise are appreciative of their commitment to Siena and our men’s basketball program. We will continue to work together to put an outstanding team on the floor, while showcasing a program that continues to draw in the top-100 nationally in attendance including the top drawing mid-major program in the Northeast.”
Maciariello has amassed a stellar 32-15 (.681) overall record including a 27-9 (.750) ledger in his first two seasons as a collegiate head coach while leading his alma mater. He piloted the Saints to a program record-tying 16-game win streak bridging the past two seasons, including a program record eight straight road wins. Earlier this season, Maciariello tied for the fourth fastest coach in MAAC history to reach 30 wins, achieving the mark in just his first 43 games. He also developed back-to-back MAAC Players of the Year in Jalen Pickett (2019-20) and Manny Camper (2020-21).
“I want to thank Dr. Gibson, John D’Argenio, and all the amazing people I get to work with on a daily basis here at Siena College,” said Maciariello. “I am thankful for the belief that the College and administration has shown in our program, and I’m excited for the many years to come.”
Maciariello guided Siena to a 12-5 overall record and a share of the program’s ninth MAAC Regular Season Championship during this past abbreviated season. Earlier this month, he was named one of 25 Division I finalists nationally for the Hugh Dunham (top Division I mid-major coach) and Skip Prosser Man of the Year awards. The Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award honors those who not only achieve success on the basketball court, but who display moral integrity off the floor as well, as evidenced in part by Maciariello’s spearheading of the launch of Coaches 4 Change last summer.
In his first season in 2019-20, Maciariello led the Saints to a 20-10 overall record including a 15-5 mark in the MAAC. Siena secured the program’s eighth MAAC Regular Season Championship, and was later awarded its sixth MAAC Tournament Championship and NCAA automatic qualifier. Siena ended the COVID-shortened season on a 10-game winning streak, as Maciariello was the only one of 61 new Division I head coaching hires to lead his team to an outright conference regular season championship. Following the season, Maciariello was named one of the “Top-12 Most Immediately Successful Hires of the 2019-20 Season” by CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander.

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