UD Native, Former St. Joe’s Coach Phil Martelli Makes Hall of Fame

Michigan men's basketball assistant coach Phil Martelli .
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Michigan men's basketball assistant coach Phil Martelli.

Phil Martelli, who was head basketball coach at St. Joseph’s University for 24 years before heading over to Michigan, will be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Nov. 3, writes Andrew Kahn for mlive.com.

The Upper Darby native has served three seasons as the University of Michigan basketball assistant head coach.  He stepped in as head coach last season for the final five games of the regular season.

Michigan has gone 61-32 over those three years, winning the Big Ten regular-season title in 2020-21.

Martelli had been at Saint Joseph’s for 34 years, 24 as head coach.

He went 444-328 as St. Joe’s head coach. He reached the NCAA Tournament seven times.

Before coming to St. Joseph’s, Martelli was head coach for seven years at Bishop Kenrick High School in the Philadelphia Catholic League.

He started his coaching career at Widener University in 1977.

Martelli, turning 68 in August, will be inducted with David Akers, Keith Allen, Reds Bagnell, Ed Bolden, Adele Boyd, Charles Cooper, Howard Eskin, Susan Francia, Nikki Franke, Fredia Gibbs, Bernard Hopkins, Ray Kelly, Rollie Massimino, Art McNally, Jimmy Rollins, and the 1983 Philadelphia 76ers.

Read more at mlive.com about Phil Martelli’s career and his Hall of Fame ceremony.