IRISH BOYS’ BASKETBALL COACHING STAFF

MATTHEW CRAWFORD
Head Varsity Coach
Matthew.Crawford@CamdenCatholic.org
Education:University of Sciences,
Class of 2003
Basketball, Member
Camden Catholic,
Class of 1999

 

 

Background:
Matthew Crawford enters his sixth season at the helm of Irish basketball in 2018-19. His coaching record is now 97-45. Crawford continues the strong tradition of Camden Catholic basketball solidified by his father, Jim Crawford, who served as head varsity coach for 35 years and amassed 714 wins, seven South Jersey Non-Public A Championships, and three New Jersey Non-Public A State Championships.

Before inheriting the program, Crawford served 4 years as an assistant coach and led the Irish freshman team to an 80-10 record. Prior to coming to Camden Catholic, he coached at his former grade school, St. Rose of Lima in Haddon Heights, for 4 years.

Furthermore, Crawford was a standout student-athlete in his own right as an undergraduate at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. As a three-year starter, he eclipsed the 1,000 point mark, is the all-time leader in assists, and ranks second all-time in steals. As an alumnus of Camden Catholic, Matt ranks second all-time with 487 assists.

Crawford remains dedicated to Camden Catholic beyond the court. He is an integral part of the Camden Catholic Science Department as he teaches courses in Chemistry and Anatomy. Coach Crawford and his family’s commitment to all things Irish has been, and will continue to be, invaluable to the Camden Catholic community.


Jim Crawford

Assistant Varsity Coach 

Education:

La Salle University, Class of 1973

Basketball, Varsity Captain

Honors:
Big Five Hall of Fame
La Salle Hall of Fame
New Jersey Hall of Fame
South Jersey Hall of Fame
Bishop Eustace Hall of Fame
Camden County Hall of Fame
NJ State Coaches Hall of Fame
Coaches vs Cancer Hall of Fame

Camden Catholic Connections:

Kevin Crawford, Class of 1997 (Son)

Matthew Crawford, Class of 1999 (Son)
Beth Kurtz, Class of 2006 (Daughter)
Mike Crawford, Class of 2012 (Son)


Joe Murtin

Assistant Varsity Coach

Head Junior Varsity Coach

Education:

Camden Catholic, Class of 1979

University of Scranton, Class of 1983

Camden Catholic Connections:

Debbie Murtin, Class of 1979 (Wife)

Chelsea Murtin, Class of 2008 (Daughter)
Rachel Murtin, Class of 2011 (Daughter)


Robert Murtin, Pete Dooner, Kevin Owens, Chris Jermyn

Assistant Varsity Coaches 


Mike Crawford 

Head Freshman Coach

 

 

 


 

Joe Murtin

Head Junior Varsity Coach

Assistant Varsity Coach

Education:

Camden Catholic, Class of 1979

University of Scranton, Class of 1983

Camden Catholic Connections:

Debbie Murtin, Class of 1979 (Wife)
Chelsea Murtin, Class of 2008 (Daughter)
Rachel Murtin, Class of 2011 (Daughter)


 

Joe Murtin

Head Junior Varsity Coach

Assistant Varsity Coach

Education:

Camden Catholic, Class of 1979

University of Scranton, Class of 1983

Camden Catholic Connections:

Debbie Murtin, Class of 1979 (Wife)
Chelsea Murtin, Class of 2008 (Daughter)
Rachel Murtin, Class of 2011 (Daughter)

 


Christine Matera

Head Junior Varsity Coach

Assistant Varsity Coach 

 

Education:

Camden Catholic, Class of 2007

Harvard University, Class of 2011

Women’s Basketball, Two-time Co-Captain


Erin Romani

Assistant Varsity Coach 

 

Education:

Camden Catholic, Class of 1995

West Chester University, Class of 1991

Women’s Basketball, Varsity Member

The College of New Jersey, Masters of Education, Class of 2000

Camden Catholic Connections:

Brian Romani, Class of 1990 (Husband)

Abigail Romani, Class of 2020 (Daughter)
Hannah Romani, Class of 2020 (Daughter)