There are few who spanned from Jack Ramsay to the current teamsFormer St. Joe's coach dies of cancer Dec 23, 2005
I told him (Nelson) before the game that this is what great players live forCOL BKB: St. Joseph's 82, Liberty 63 Mar 18, 2004
The talk is cheap. It's time to start playing. We'll be ready to play ThursdayNCAA first round begins Thursday Mar 17, 2004
Phil Martelli (born August 31, 1954) is the current basketball coach of the Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball team and maintains an impressive resume. He has led Saint Joseph's to five NCAA Tournaments and four NITs. He has averaged 20 wins per season in his thirteen years with St. Joe's.
Martelli was a point guard for Widener University. As point guard, he was part of the NCAA Tournament teams in 1974-75 and 1975-76, and set the school's single season and career assist marks.
Martelli began his career on Hawk Hill with SJU's 1985-86 NCAA Tournament team. In his decade as an assistant, he was part of the Hawks' NIT teams in 1992-93 and 1994-95. After 10 years as an assistant at Saint Joseph's, Martelli was named the 14th coach in school history on July 20, 1995, and just the third non-alumnus to follow in the storied tradition of SJU coaches.