Phil Martelli Jr.

Phil Martelli Jr. (born August 2, 1981)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Bryant Bulldogs
Current conference: America East Conference
Bryant record: 20-13 (.606)
Overall record: 20-13 (.606)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Bryant
2020-2023 Bryant (assoc. HC)
2018-2020 Bryant (asst)
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s (DBO)
2016-2017 Delaware 87ers (asst)
2011-2016 Delaware (asst)
2006-2011 Niagara (asst)
2005-2006 Manhattan (asst)
2003-2005 Central Connecticut (asst)

Phil Martelli Jr. Facts

  • Philip Martelli, Jr.
  • Born August 2, 1981
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Saint Joseph’s University (BA, 2003)
  • The son of long-time basketball coach Phil Martelli, Phil Jr. grew up in Philadelphia where his dad coached high school ball and later led the Saint Joseph’s Hawks for 24 years (1995-2019)
    • Phil played for his father at St. Joe’s from 1999-2003, playing in two NCAA Tournaments and serving as co-captain as a senior
  • Started his coaching career as an assistant under Howie Dickenman at Central Connecticut, then spent one year under Bobby Gonzalez at Manhattan
  • Spent five years each on the staffs of Joe Mihalich at Niagara and Monté Ross at Delaware; went to the NCAA Tournament once at each
  • Moved to the pro game briefly, spending the 2016-17 season working for Eugene Burroughs and the Delaware 87ers in the NBA G League
  • Returned to the college game and Saint Joe’s in 2016, serving as director of basketball operations on his dad’s coaching staff for one year
  • Hired in 2018 to be an assistant under Jared Grasso at Bryant and in 2020 was elevated to associate head coach
    • Part of the 2021-22 squad that reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history after winning the NEC
    • Named acting head coach in 2023 when Grasso was placed on leave; Grasso later resigned three games into the season and not long after, Martelli was officially hired as the Bulldogs’ head coach

Phil Martelli Jr. Coaching Tree

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