Juwan Howard is trying to build a really strong staff for his first year in Ann Arbor, and the newly appointed Michigan head coach has already reached out to a legend in the sport.

According to Mike Jensen of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Howard extended an offer to former St. Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli to join the Wolverines staff as an assistant coach. That would be a significant addition for Michigan, as Martelli would bring 35 years of experience to the sideline in Ann Arbor.

Martelli was a longtime head coach at St. Joseph’s, serving in the post from 1995 through 2019. He was let go at the end of the 2019 season after a 14-19 year, the program’s second losing season in three years.

In 24 seasons as the head coach at St. Joseph’s, Martelli compiled a 425-303 record and guided his teams to 13 postseason appearances (7 NCAA Tournament, 6 NIT). His most memorable year came in the 2003-04 campaign, when the Hawks finished the year 30-2 and earned a trip to the Elite Eight.

Prior to taking over as the head coach at St. Joseph’s, Martelli was an assistant coach for the Hawks from 1985-1995.