Joe Crispin

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Joe Crispin
Rowan Profs
Position Head coach
League New Jersey Athletic Conference
Personal information
Born (1979-07-18) July 18, 1979 (age 38)
Pitman, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Pitman (Pitman, New Jersey)
College Penn State (1997–2001)
NBA draft 2001 / Undrafted
Playing career 2001–2012
Position Point guard
Career history
As player:
2001 Los Angeles Lakers
2001 Southern California Surf
2002 Phoenix Suns
2002 Gary Steelheads
2002–2003 Rockford Lightning
2003 AEK Athens
2003–2004 Kansas City Knights
2004 Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
2004–2005 Kansas City Knights
2005 Anwil Wloclawek
2005–2006 Teramo
2007 CAI Zaragoza
2007–2009 Bandırma Banvit
2009–2010 Enel Brindisi
2010–2011 Basket Barcellona
2011–2012 Azovmash Mariupol
As coach:
2014–2016 Rowan (assistant)
2016–present Rowan
Career highlights and awards
  • ABA MVP (2004)
  • ABA All-Star (2005)

Joseph Steven Crispin (born (1979-07-18)July 18, 1979) is an American college men's basketball head coach for Rowan University. Crispin was named head coach of the Profs on May 9, 2016, replacing Joe Cassidy, who remains on staff as an assistant.[1]

Born in Pitman, New Jersey, Crispin starred as a 6-foot-0-inch (1.83 m), 185-pound (84 kg) point guard for Pitman High School, leading the Panthers to the New Jersey Group I state championship in 1997 while setting the Gloucester County's all-time scoring record for boys' high school basketball (2,651 career points).

As a collegiate player, Crispin played college basketball at Pennsylvania State University alongside his brother, Jon.[2] Crispin was part of the 2001 Penn State team that upset the national powerhouse North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

Crispin split the 2001-02 NBA season with the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns. He also signed with the Miami Heat in 2003[3] but was waived before the 2003-04 season began.[4][5]

Crispin has also played in the ABA, CBA, USBL, with Anwil Włocławek of the Polish Basketball League,[6] with Teramo in Italy,[7] and with Banvit of the Turkish Basketball League.[8] He signed with Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto in Italy for the 2010-11 season. The next season, he joined Azovmash Mariupol in Ukraine.[9]

Crispin and his wife are residents of Glassboro, New Jersey.[10]


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