DePaul legend Rashon Burno hired on as Manhattan College assistant


The Rashon Burno story is a long and inspiring one -- most DePaul fans know the important details.

As detailed in this 1996 story, before Burno was recruited by former DePaul head coach Pat Kennedy in 2001, he experienced the death of his mother and then his grandmother, who was raising him, before he even reached his teens.

Burno played high school ball for the legendary Bob Hurley Sr., leading St. Anthony's to three New Jersey state titles in three years as a starter. Director Kevin Shaw made a documentary featuring Hurley titled The Street Stops Here. Released in 2010, Burno is interviewed in the film.

In four seasons with the Blue Demons Burno started at guard in 58 games, was a team captain for three years, led the team to a 2000 NIT appearance, and tallied the third most steals (201) in program history.

Since DePaul Burno spent three seasons as the head coach of Marmion Academy, a Chicagoland high school team that plays in the Suburban Christian Conference, before re-uniting with Pat Kennedy at Towson as an assistant for the 2010-2011 season.

In a release today it was announced that new Manhattan College head coach Steve Masiello (a former 6-year assistant under Louisville's Rick Pitino) added Burno to his staff as an assistant. Burno was axed along with the rest of Pat Kennedy's staff at Towson, and was in need of new employment.

The Manhattan College Jaspers play in the MAAC conference and finished last season 6-25, and 3-15 in conference.

It's interesting to note that current ESPN commentator Fran Fraschilla got his start at Manhattan where he led his squad to two NCAA appearances and two NIT appearances from 1992-1996.

This is a great place for Burno to end up; hopefully it pays dividends for the DePaul legend.

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