On Monday, St. Joe's coach Phil Martelli was named Big 5 Coach of the Year. The Hawks had a fine year, going 28-8 and winning the Atlantic 10 tournament before falling in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to Oregon.
Saint Joseph's Phil Martelli puts a post-it note on the Big 5 coach of the year trophy. pic.twitter.com/a12uwtbfbD— Dan Gelston (@APgelston) April 12, 2016
But Martelli wasn't satisfied: at Monday's ceremony, he covered up his name on the trophy with a post-it, insisting that Villanova coach Jay Wright deserved the honors instead.
Phil Martelli just put a post-it note on his Big 5 Coach of the Year award for Jay Wright. "Jay, this is yours." pic.twitter.com/ow6V5j1egl— Dave Zeitlin (@DaveZeitlin) April 12, 2016
"I'm tired of being mistaken for Jay Wright," Martelli said. "Seriously, there's not one person in here who would say 'Big 5 Coach of the Year? It must be Phil Martelli! It's not Jay Wright!' The man won the national championship. I'm cool. We had a hell of a year."
"But Philadelphia, I'm going to save you from yourself," he joked. "Threw snowballs at Santa Claus; threw batteries at J.D. Drew; cheered when Michael Irvin got a concussion. And did not give Jay Wright the Coach of the Year the year he won the national championship."
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