Rollie Massimino Dead: Full Story & Must-See Details

A legendary former Villanova and Keiser University coach by the name of Rollie Massimino passed away today at the age of 82. On Tuesday, Massimino entered hospice care, according to WPEC, the CBS affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is well known for his coaching work for Villanova, as he pushed his boys to the 1985 national championship. Massimino has coached Keiser University for the past 11 seasons.

Rollie Massimino’s health issues first came to light when Kentucky coach John Calipari tweeted an update on Tuesday reflecting on the health condition of the famed former Villanova coach.

Rollie Massimino, whose team pulled off one of the great upsets in the '85 title game in Rupp, needs our prayers. Say one for him if you can

— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) August 29, 2017

Earlier Wednesday afternoon, Keiser University announced Massimino’s passing on their Twitter page.

Keiser University Mourns the Loss of College Basketball Legend Coach Rollie Massimino

— Keiser University (@KeiserU) August 30, 2017

Here’s a message from Keiser University while Massimino was in hospice care, reflecting upon many their great leader and coach…

Massimino had been battling with cancer for years.

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