Villanova head coach Jay Wright had a great season with the Wildcats, taking them to their first Final Four since 2009 and helping them win the national championship for the first time in over 30 years. Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli seems pretty excited for his fellow Big Five coach and decided to make a change to his award Monday night.
Martelli was named the Coach of the Year at the Big Five awards ceremony Monday night. However, he made a change by putting a Post-it note on the front with Wright’s name on it.
Saint Joseph's Phil Martelli puts a post-it note on the Big 5 coach of the year trophy. pic.twitter.com/a12uwtbfbD
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“I’m not taking it home because I’m tired of being mistaken for Jay Wright,” Martelli told Philly.com
“This has got to be Jay Wright’s. The guy won the national championship. It makes me scratch my head. Jay, this is yours. I’m going to borrow it for now, but I’m going to drop it off at your house on my way home.”
Martelli didn’t bring home an NCAA championship trophy, but he didn’t have a terrible year at all. He led the Hawks to the Atlantic 10 conference championship over VCU before getting to the Round of 32 against the Oregon Ducks.
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