Longtime Saint Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli, fired this spring after 24 seasons at the school, has been hired to be an assistant on new Michigan coach Juwan Howard’s staff, Martelli said Monday.“THE NEXT CHAPTER !!!” Martelli tweeted, in part, tagging Howard’s and the Wolverines men’s basketball’s Twitter accounts and closing with the University of Michigan-centric hashtag #GoBlue. THE NEXT CHAPTER !!! @umichbball @JuwanHoward THX to @saintjosephs @A10MBB ,Big5,Philly hoops allowing me and my family to take away lifetime memories and lifelong friendships #GoBlue— Phil Martelli (@PhilMartelli) June 3, 2019Martelli, 64, will serve as Howard’s top assistant, according to multiple reports, as well as a savvy sounding board for Howard in his first season as a college head coach at his alma mater.Martelli was 444-328 in nearly a quarter-century at Saint Joseph’s, leading the Hawks to the NCAA Tournament seven times and the NIT six times. His best team, in 2003-04, went 30-2, was ranked No. 1 and held the top seed in the 2004 NCAA Tournament before bowing out in the Elite Eight. Related News Guard Jahvon Quinerly transfers to Alabama from Villanova According to the Detroit News, in addition to hiring Martelli, “all signs point to” Howard retaining assistant Saddi Washington and adding Knicks assistant Howard Eisley to complete his staff. Washington was an assistant to departed coach John Beilein for three seasons, and Eisley is a Detroit native who was a high school teammate of Jalen Rose, like Howard one of the “Fab Five” at Michigan.
A Virginia family who went out for a ride to get a breath of fresh air after being in the house due to coronavirus lockdown orders made a discovery of nearly $1 million in two bags lying in the road.According to reports, David and Emily Schantz left their Caroline County home with their children last Saturday and drove their pickup truck over to what they thought were bags of trash.They picked them up and tossed the bags in the back of their truck and kept riding, according to Emily Schantz.When the family returned to their home, they discovered the bags contained money, she said.“Inside of the bag, there were plastic baggies and they were addressed with something that said `cash vault,”‘ Schantz told WTVR.Emily Schantz immediately called the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, who arrived to their home and took the bags of cash and determined the money totaled nearly $1 million.Caroline Sheriff’s Maj. Scott Moser said authorities have since determined where the money was headed, but are still trying to figure out how it ended up in the middle of a road in Goochland County. Moser would not say specifically where the money was going.Moser said he hopes the recipients offer the Schantzes a nice reward.