According to a report, Phil Martelli will no longer be the head coach of St. Joseph’s. This news was first relayed on Twitter by Stadium’s Jeff Goodman.
A four-time Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year, Martelli had been the head coach of St. Joe’s since 1995. He’s taken the program to seven NCAA Tournaments, including 2003-04 squad that made it all the way to the Elite Eight.
He’s also managed to take the program to 11 NIT appearances.
This is an end of an era, if we’re being honest. Phil Martelli might not be a household name, even in the basketball landscape, but he has been a fixture of Philadelphia basketball for decades.
Martelli had signed a contract extension with the school back in 2015.
According to Jeff Goodman’s reporting, at least initially, it seems the school and the coach agreed to part ways in a mutual fashion. When more information comes to the surface, we will update this post to reflect the most updated version of events — provided they change.
Phil Martelli had been the head coach at St. Joe’s since 1995. Took the Hawks to the Elite Eight in 2004 and has gone to NCAA’s seven times. The last three years were mediocre and the administration opted to make a move.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 19, 2019
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