Jimmy Martelli joined VCU as its director of operations in April of 2017. He is in charge of many of the program’s administrative and logistical tasks, including team travel.
The son of longtime and legendary Division I basketball coach Phil Martelli, Jimmy grew up around basketball and has logged eight years on the sidelines as a college assistant coach, including the 2006-07 season at Randolph-Macon under current VCU Head Coach Mike Rhoades.
Martelli played two seasons as an undergraduate at the University of Scranton before finishing his collegiate career at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
A basketball lifer, Martelli served as director for a collegiately-hosted basketball summer camp for eight years and is a veteran of a number of other prominent basketball camps.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Dickinson in 2005.
Martelli is married to the former Julie Lambi, who is the all-time scoring leader in Towson Field Hockey history. She was elected to the school's athletics hall of fame in 2015. They have three daughters, twin sisters Brynley and Avery and their youngest daughter, Callan Claire.
Martelli Coaching Career
2005-06 – Dickinson College, Assistant Coach
2006-07 – Randolph-Macon, Assistant Coach
2007-10 – Robert Morris, Assistant Coach
2010-13 – Rutgers, Assistant Coach
2017-present - VCU, Director of Operations