Q & A with Rowan Men’s Basketball Coach Joseph Crispin


(Credit for this Photo goes to CBS Philly http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/)

Hey all! In this weeks post I conducted a Q&A with Rowan University Men’s Basketball coach Joseph Crispin via Email. CoachCrispin started as the assistant head coach at Rowan University in 2014; and he became the head coach as of 2016. Coach Crispin has played basketball in the past he played College Basketball at Pennsylvania State University alongside his brother. Crispin also signed with the Miami Heat in 2003. Prior to playing on the Heat Crispin also played on the Phoenix Suns. Coach Crispin currently lives with his wife in Glassboro, NJ.

Q: What gets you out of bed in the morning?

A: The Lord! I am thankful for every day I am given. I believe every day is a gift meant to be lived in light of the most important realities in the world. Joy is central and my work as a coach fits right into that mission.

Q: What do you like about Rowan University sports?

A: Well, Rowan is home for me, so serving my own community in this capacity is the most exciting thing to me. But the University is growing all the time, so it is a special time to be here.

Q: How long have you been working at Rowan why did you decide to work here?

A: This is my third season. I came because it’s such an exciting time in Rowan’s history  and because Rowan is a home for me.

Q: What was one team that stood out to you this season?

A: Ramapo had a great season. They were dominant and consistent. That isn’t an easy thing to do in our conference.

Q: What do you think is the best quality of the Rowan Men’s Basketball Team?

A: Our identity. We are clear about who we are and aim to stick to it all the time. Central to that identity is an intensity and energy that is second to none.

Q: What’s your greatest success or failure?

A: Well that’s a tough one, but in a career sense, I suppose my greatest success was playing in the NBA and my greatest failure not staying there!


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