The university made the announcement on Tuesday morning.
Although the 64-year-old Martelli is the most successful coach in the history of Hawks, he just finished his third consecutive season without a record.
Martelli has completed three NCAA tournament appearances over the last eleven years (2008, 2011, 2014).
He has led the Hawks since the takeover of the rudder in 1995 to a total of seven NCAA tournaments. In 2003-2004, the team was unbeaten in the regular season with 27: 0 and went to the Elite Eight. Martelli was named Naismith College Coach of the Year.
The University said they would start looking for a new head coach immediately.
The statement of Saint Joseph's University reads:
"Today, Saint Joseph's University has announced its decision to make a leadership change in its men's basketball program, and the university will immediately search Coaching for a New Head Coach
Coach Phil Martelli excels in college basketball not only because of his long tenure and the many awards he and his team have made, but also for his commitment to the community and his Serving as an ambassador for the SJU, the University recognizes and celebrates the history and heart that coach Martelli brought to the program, and thanks him for his long service, dedication and dedication.
As basketball is an important strategic asset to Saint Joseph is The University will progress with the intention of building on its historic history, sustainable e develop a culture of excellence and consistently compete for the NCAA tournament appearances and conference championships.
This article has been corrected to show that the Hawks have performed three times in the NCAA Tournament since 2008.
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