Joe Crispin is the primary director for Crispin Basketball. He runs various camps, clinics, and club teams throughout the year. He also focuses his energy on our overall development philosophy and programs. He enjoyed an extensive and successful playing career and is currently the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Rowan University. In High School, he led Pitman High School to the Sectional Finals three years in an row and the 1997 State Championship. During his 1997 campaign, he averaged over 32 points per game, scoring over 50 three times. He was an All-south Jersey selection three years in a row, an All-State Group 1 first team selection for two seasons, and an All-State, All-Group 1st Team selection his senior year. He finished his career with 2,654 points. At Penn State, he helped lead his team to the 2001 NCAA tournament and a ‘Sweet 16’ appearance. During his time there, Penn State also made the NIT Final Four twice and had a combined record of 72-55. During his career, he was a Big Ten 1st and 2nd team selection and ended his career with 1,986 points. Professionally, Joe played his rookie year in the NBA, playing with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns. He also played in the CBA, the ABA, the USBL, Greece, Poland, Italy, Turkey, Spain, and Ukraine throughout his 11 year professional playing career. He was among the league leaders in scoring for 5 of those seasons and lead his Enel Brindisi team to the 2010 Legadue championship. Joe is the head coach of the Rowan University Men’s Basketball team. Prior to being named head coach, Joe spent two seasons as the assistant coach for both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams at Rowan University.
Steve Crispin is the father of Joe and Jon Crispin and was their primary basketball influence growing up. He played High School basketball at Glassboro High School in New Jersey and scored 1450 points during his career (without the benefit of the three point line). He also led his team to a second place finish in the NJ Group 1 State Championship during that time. He attended Villanova University on a Football scholarship. Shortly thereafter, he returned to Glassboro and served as the Head Coach for seven seasons. During that time, he had a 77% winning percentage, compiling a record of 159-47. He also led the Bulldogs to three conference championships, one South Jersey Championship and one Group 1 State Championship. After his time at Glassboro, Steve began the developmental program for Pitman basketball as his efforts focused especially on helping his sons become the best they could be. He spent countless hours in the gym coaching their teams and them individually and countless hours on the road driving to such contests. The best evidence for his basketball wisdom is Joe and Jon’s basketball success, because the vast majority of his basketball time and energy was invested into the two of them. His specialty must be scoring because if you total up the High School scoring totals of Steve, Joe, Jon, Kellie and Karlie (younger sisters), you come to a total of almost 7500 points. Steve is the current superintendent for West Deptford School District. Steve serves Crispin Basketball as a consultant and, on days of his choosing, a camp director and a coach at club practice. His specialty is individual skill development and he also runs smalls groups to put that specialty to use, especially in the area of shooting.
Bob Fisicaro’s Highlights at Bishop Eustace.
Bob Fisicaro grew up in the South Jersey area and attended Bishop Eustace high school. While at Eustace, he became the school’s all-time leading scorer, though he missed the majority of his senior year (his record has since been surpassed). Bob began his college career at Rider University where he was an Academic All-American. After two years at Rider, he transferred to Philadelphia Textile (now Philadelphia University) where he played for Herb McGee and was named a Small College All-American. Following his college career, Bob played professionally in both Germany and Italy. Bob is the current superintendent of the Mantua School District. Bob serves Crispin Basketball as a League Organizer and Club Coach. He has spent numerous hours helping players develop their basketball skills in both the personal and group context. Though he is primarily an educator in the state of New Jersey, he still loves teaching the game of basketball as well and is an invaluable help to the Crispin Basketball organization.
Coach Poles was the head coach for Brahe Basket in Sweden from 2009-2013. In 2012-13, the team had a 19-1 record, was first in the South Division and finished second in the Swedish finals. He coached Kvarnby Basket from 2003-2008. The team came in second in the South Division in 2005-2006 and had a 16-4 record. From 2008-2009, he was the head coach for Nassjo Basket. His 18-2 squad took first in the South Division and was second in the Sweden finals. Poles coached the Swedish National Team (Boys U18) from 2012-2013. He was selected the 2012-13 Eurobasket.com Coach of the Year. His playing career included stints in Lebanon, Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Poland, Qatar, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Russia, Syria, Jordan and Argentina. Coach Poles was the starting center on Rowan’s 1996 National Championship Team. He led the team in rebounds with a 6.7 average and contributed with 5.7 points per game. He also played basketball at St. Joseph’s University and was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Freshmen first team. Coach Poles does individual and group training and also works as a Club Coach in our program.
Kevin Albright is an assistant men’s basketball coach at Rowan University. He primarily serves as the team’s video coordinator and is in charge of player development. Previously, Coach Albright was the men’s basketball video coordinator and an assistant at James Madison University from 2014-16. He assisted in maintaining the program’s budget, arranging team travel, overseeing equipment inventory and marketing the program. Coach Albright also supervised the team’s student managers. He helped lead the Dukes to a share of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular-season title and a CollegeInsider.com Tournament bid in 2015. Coach Albright was a graduate assistant coach at James Madison from 2012-14. He worked closely with the coaching staff in conducting and presenting scouting reports, brainstorming strategy, aiding in practice and game preparation and program scheduling. The Dukes won the CAA title and advanced to the NCAA Championship Tournament in 2013. During his undergraduate career at James Madison, Coach Albright served as a men’s basketball manager, a strength and conditioning intern and a practice player for both the men’s and women’s programs. The women’s basketball team was the CAA champions and earned NCAA tournament bids in 2010 and 2011. Albright was also a teaching assistant. Coach Albright has been a counselor at numerous basketball camps across the region and also a volunteer instructor for Special Olympics. A member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Albright earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a minor in coaching education from James Madison in 2012. He also received a master’s degree in sport and recreation leadership from JMU in 2014. Coach Albright will serve Crispin Basketball in camps, clinics and the club setting.
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