Tom Masella

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Tom Masella
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Wagner
Conference NEC
Biographical details
Born (1959-07-11) July 11, 1959 (age 64)
Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Playing career
1978–1981 Wagner
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1984Wagner (assistant)
1985–1989 Merchant Marine (DC)
1990–1992 Boston University (DB)
1993Boston University (DC/DB)
1994Boston University (AHC/DC/DB)
1995 Fairfield
1996–1997Boston University
1998 Connecticut (AHC/DB)
1999–2001 Louisiana Tech (DC)
2002–2003 UMass (DC)
2004–2005 Central Connecticut
2006–2011 Fordham
2012–2013Wagner (AHC/OC)
2014–2016 UMass (DC/S)
2019 Bryant (DC/LB)
2020–present Wagner
Head coaching record
Tournaments0–1 (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 the head football coach at Wagner College, a position he has held since 2020. Massella served as the head football coach at Boston University from 1996 to 1997, 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. He left prior to their first game to return to Boston University, thus was the only coach at Fairfield who never coached a 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

Boston University Terriers (Yankee Conference)(1996)
1996 Boston University 1–100–86th (New England)
Boston University Terriers (Atlantic 10 Conference)(1997)
1997 Boston University 1–101–7T–5th (New England)
Boston University:2–201–15
Central Connecticut Blue Devils (Northeast Conference)(2004–2005)
2004 Central Connecticut8–26–1T–1st
2005 Central Connecticut7–45–2T–1st
Central Connecticut:15–611–3
Fordham Rams (Patriot League)(2006–2011)
2006 Fordham 3–81–56th
2007 Fordham 8–45–11stL NCAA Division I First Round
2008 Fordham 5–61–56th
2009 Fordham 5–62–4T–5th
2010 Fordham 5–6NANA
2011 Fordham 1–10NANA
Wagner Seahawks (Northeast Conference)(2020–present)
2020 Wagner 0–20–25th
2021 Wagner 0–110–78th
2022 Wagner 1–101–68th
2023 Wagner 4–73–46th
      National championship        Conference title        Conference division title or championship game berth

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