Bryant men’s basketball head coach Jared Grasso is the leading candidate to get the Iona head coaching job, sources tell WPRI-12. Grasso was the associate head coach under Tim Cluess from 2010-2018. Cluess is stepping down because of health concerns.
It would be a natural homecoming for Grasso, who knows the program inside and out. Grasso led the Bulldogs to a 15-7 (7-11) record in 2019-2020. Bryant went 10-20 (7-11) in his first year taking over for Tim O’Shea in 2018-2019, more than tripling their win total.
Rick Pitino is also rumored to be a candidate for the Iona job.