In 2017, Martelli spoke at Incarnation School in Centerville before a game that night at UD Arena. He posed for a photo with then-Dayton coach Archie Miller's daughter, Leah.
After a loss to Dayton, Martelli spoke to several of Dayton’s seniors in the handshake line.
“I wanted to thank Scoochie and Pollard,” Martelli said. “It might be the last time I see them, unless our paths cross in Pittsburgh (at the Atlantic 10 Tournament.) It was important to me. Those seniors – all the seniors – I wanted to be sure that they knew that, as the aaah….the elder statesman in the league, I appreciate them.”