Joe Crispin is the founder of Crispin Basketball. Joe’s vision created our overall development philosophy and programs.
He enjoyed an extensive and successful playing career and is currently the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Penn State 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 a Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach at Penn State University. Prior to Penn State, Joe spent nine seasons as the Head Coach for the Men’s Basketball team at Rowan University.
Erin Crispin is the owner and director of Crispin Basketball. Erin also acts as the administrator and runs the day-to-day operations of CB.
In high school, Erin was a volleyball player, all-state swimmer, and soccer player at Mechancisburg Area High School. After high school, Erin went on to play soccer collegiately at Penn State University. Erin was an Academic All Big Ten recipient, as well as being named to the Soccer America Team of the Week during her freshman year. She was a part of three Big Ten Regular Season Championship teams, one Big Ten Tournament Championship and a starting member of the 1999 team that went to the Final Four.
After graduating with an honors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2002, Erin married Joe Crispin and began her basketball traveling career. During Joe’s 12 years of professional basketball, Erin lived and raised their family in 12 cities in 7 different countries. Of their five children, two were born in Italy and Turkey.
In 2013, Erin became the Administrator for Crispin Basketball and then took over ownership in 2023.
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 7,500 points.
Steve is the current interim superintendent for Pitman 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.
Jon Crispin is the younger brother of Joe Crispin. He runs various camps, clinics and small workout groups.
Jon attended his hometown Pitman High School from 1995 to 1999. He became a four-year starter on the varsity basketball team, two of which were alongside his older brother Joe. As a senior, he earned an “All-Group All-State” second-team honor. For three straight years he earned Group I All-State honors. During his prep basketball career, Crispin led the Panthers to two conference titles, two South Jersey crowns and two Group I NJ State Championships (1997 & 1998).
Jon followed older brother Joe to play basketball for the Nittany Lions in State College, Pennsylvania. Jon’s best performance came when he scored a career-high 26 points in the Nittany Lions’ 73–68 upset at Kentucky on November 25, 2000 in the Wildcats’ home opener. He was also a starter throughout the 2001 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament and helped Penn State reach the Sweet 16. The 84–72 loss against Temple would be the last time he and Joe would ever play as high school or collegiate teammates. Jon transfered to the national basketball powerhouse UCLA Bruins for his final two seasons.
When he resided in Los Angeles, California, Jon began his broadcasting career working for Fox Sports Radio, Fox Sports, Time Warner SportsNet, the Big Ten Network, and ESPN as a radio show host, college basketball analyst, and in-game color commentator. Jon previously served as the lead basketball analyst and color commentator for the Big Ten Network in Chicago, Illinois. He now is a color commentator for ESPN.
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 Haddon Twp. School District.
Bob serves Crispin Basketball as a 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.
Ron Myers attended Pitman HS from 1995-1998. During his time there he was a key contributor on the 1997 and 1998 Group 1 State Championship teams. He was named All South Jersey in 1997 and 1998 and was a Group 1 All State selection in 1998 where he averaged 23 points and 13 rebounds per game. Following high school he played collegiately at The College of New Jersey before finishing his career at Rowan University.
Ron began his high school coaching career in 2008 at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) where he led the program to their first ever Varsity win as well as first playoff appearance during his tenure. In 2014 he took over the program at Pitman HS where he is still currently the head coach.
Ron has been a member of the Crispin basketball staff for many years and works as Special Education teacher during the day.
George Passante is a lifelong resident of Washington Twp. He received his BA in Biology from Richard Stockton University and his M. Ed in School Leadership from Wilmington University.
George began his basketball coaching career as an Assistant at both Deptford and Washington Twp High Schools where he worked under Bill Hoskins, Steve Selby and Bob Byatt. George got his first head coaching job at Kingsway Regional High School, where he coached from 2004-2011. He accumulated 117 wins while at Kingsway. His teams won 3 South Jersey Group 3 Championships (2009, 2010 and 2011) and 1 State Group 3 Runner Up (2010). George was named Gloucester County and SJ Coach of the year 3 times. George is currently volunteering his time as a coach in the Washington Twp. Travel Basketball Program.
George is currently one of the Assistant Principals at Washington Twp High School. He is married and the father of 3 children, Gia Marie, Angelina, and George.
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