South Jersey Basketball . . .
Kevin Crawford's Coaching History

  Kevin Crawford (center) with his father, Jim, and brother, Matt, before a
scrimmage in the 2018-19 season.

  Kevin Crawford, a product of Camden Catholic ('97) and Rowan University,
has coached varsity high school teams for 11 seasons through 2019 -- 2009-14
at Pitman, 2015-19 at Eastern Regional.
  His teams have qualified for sectional playoffs in all 11 seasons and two teams
-- at Pitman in '11 and ;14 -- have captured South Jersey championships. The
'14 squad also earned a state championship.
  Recaps of all playoff games are below (16-6 record at Pitman, 6-5 at Eastern),
along with a list of the top scorers and records vs. all opponents.

  At Camden Catholic, Kevin played for his father, Jim. That school is now
coached by brother Matt (and dad is an assistant).
  *Semi -- state group semifinal.
  *Final -- state group final.
  #First -- state Tournament of Champions.

  Details obtained from stories in the Philadelphia Inquirer and
Camden Courier-Post, or Eastern assistants.

To reach Ted Silary -- tedtee307@yahoo.com


Year Round Opponent W-L Score Details
   At Easrern Regional (Group 4)
2019 First Southern Regional Won 64-40   Ryan Ems powered home five dunks while recording 19 points for
          the No. 1 seed. The Vikings won every quarter and owned a 34-19 lead
          by halftime.  Noah Klinewski (18) and Drew Heck (15) also scored in
          double figures.
  Qtr Atlantic City Won 51-41   Quite the coincidence. As the Vikings claimed win No. 21 of the
          season, Ryan Ems (seven rebounds) and Noah Klinewski (7-for-12
          floor) scored 21 points apiece. Ems' three-point play broke a 29-29 tie
          and Eastern rolled from there. Drew Heck hustled for eight assists, four
          steals.
  Semi Millville Lost 61-60   The host Vikings roared back from a 15-point halftime deficit mostly
          because Jack Winsett (season high 18 points) nailed six treys. Alas, they
          hit just one of four free throws in OT (12-for-21 total) and lost on a
          buzzer-beating layup. Ryan Ems (19, nine rebounds) and Noah Klinewski 
          (16) also reached double digits. Drew Heck had five assists.
2018 First Cherry Hill East Won 58-56   After driving all the way from close to halfcourt (right side), Matt
          Cotton (16 points, eight rebounds) curled in a scoop shot from the left
          block at 4.8. Jack Winsett preserved the win by blocking a left-corner
          trey. Jesse Barbera had 17 points, five assists. Ryan Ems added seven
          boards. CHE rallied hard from a 35-18 halftime deficit.
  Qtr Rancocas Valley Won 55-39   Matt Cotton's two treys left behind a 4-4 tie and the Vikings mostly
          coasted. Ryan Ems dominated inside with 19 points, 11 boards. Cotton
          added 15/eight and Jesse Barbera dished seven assists.
  Semi Shawnee Lost 59-54   As Matt Cotton (24 points) nailed four of his six treys, Eastern roared
          to a 14-5 lead in the first five minutes but then scored just 15 points
          over the next 19 minutes while falling behind by 10. Twice in the last
          0:30, the Vikes missed treys while trailing by three. Cotton (seven) and
          Ryan Ems (six) led in rebounds. Jesse Barbera had seven assists and sub
          Drew Heck made five steals.
2017 First Atlantic City Lost 61-48   Darren Gibson and Jesse Barbera scored 11 points apiece.
          Ryan Ems had 10.
2016 First Jackson Memorial Won 72-37   Justin Williams totaled 21 points, six rebounds and five assists.
  Qtr Cherry Hill East Won 45-43   Maliq Sanders (13) and Justin Williams (12) led in scoring and
          Darren Gibson saved the day by taking a charge -- his 34th of the
          season -- with 13 seconds left.
  Semi Cherokee Lost 45-42   Keithantonio Davis scored 16 points and Justin Williams was
          next with 14.
2015 First Rancocas Valley Lost 75-68   Maliq Sanders (24) and Logan Edwarrds (21) were prolific. RV won
          the game with a 10-2 run at the end.
   At Pitman (Group 1)
2014 Qtr Burlington City Won 66-49   Darnell Foreman (28) and Eric Stafford (21) fueled the Panthers,
          who used a 9-0 run to create a 32-17 halftime lead.
  Semi Penns Grove Won 55-44   Darnell Foreman (17), Tim Delaney (16), Tyler Wisniewski (12)
          and Eric Stafford (10) combined for all 55 points.
  Final Schalick Won 58-51   The Panthers claimed the SJ crown -- No. 2 over four years -- as
          Darnell Foreman (seven rebounds) packed 11 of his 26 points into a
          20-13 fourth quarter. Eric Stafford (13) and Tim Delaney (10) helped.
  *Semi Pt. Pleasant Beach Won 47-36   The Panthers scored the first eight points of the third quarter to
          claim a 23-17 lead and a trey by Tyler Wisniewski made it 27-22 at
          the end of that session. They went 9-for-12 at the line over the
          final 2:32. Tim Delaney had 11 points, 10 boards.
  *Final Bloomfield Tech Won 59-48   Darnell Foreman racked up 16 of his 18 points in the second half as
          Pitman won its first state crown since back-to-backers in '97 and '98.
          Tim Delaney powered for 20 points, seven rebounds. Tyler
          Wisniewski added 10 points and Eric Stafford had nine points,
          12 rebounds. The Panthers won the first/third quarters, 25-8.
  #First Linden Lost 64-60   Eric Stafford hit a free throw at 13.9 to create a 60-60 tie. Two free
          throws, resulting from a tech, were part of Linden's last four points.
          Darnell Foreman (23, three treys) showed major resolve while
          erasing a nine-point, end-of-third-quarter deficit. Eric Stafford (13)
          and Tyler Wisniewski (10) reached double digits.
2013 First Palmyra Won 87-45   The first quarter ended at 28-5. Tim Delaney scored 17 points.
          Eric Stafford (12), Trevor Datz (11) and Darnell Foreman (10) helped
          out in successive order.
  Qtr Gloucester City Won 54-37   The Panthers owned the first/third quarters at 34-15. Eric
          Stafford (14), Darnell Foreman (13), Tim Delaney (12) and Matt
          Spicer (10) were members of the at-least-10 club.
  Semi Penns Grove Won 48-35   Tim Delaney was beyond dominant with 28 points (two treys), 20
          rebounds and four blocks.
  Final Paulsboro Lost 69-55   Again, Tim Delaney was terrific (30, 15 rebounds) and Eric Stafford
          managed 11 points. Paulsboro added to a 39-34 lead with a 12-0 run.
2012 First Glassboro Won 72-47   Matt Spicer powered the Panthers with 22 points. Jon Boyd
          (14) and Eric Stafford (13) provided support.
  Qtr Penns Grove Lost 74-70   This one required three OTs. Eric Stafford forced the first one with
          two late free throws after Pitman stormed back from a 17-point
          deficit over the final five minutes. Jon Boyd netted 24 points.
2011 First Gateway Won 77-35   Dylan Colgate notched 26 points and, after grabbing his 1,000th
          career rebound, beat the buzzer with a halfcourt shot. Luke
          Dickson had 21 points, nine assists.
  Qtr Haddon Twp. Won 63-34   Alec Matchett (15) was the leading scorer. Luke Dickson provided
          14 points and seven assists while Dylan Colgate had 10 points.
  Semi Paulsboro Won 52-48   A steal/layup by Luke Dickson (20 points, five assists) gave the
          Panthers the lead for good with 1:02 left. Dylan Colgate had 15
          points and the Panthers dominated the glass, 34-17.
  Final Penns Grove Won 75-55   Pitman sniped 19-for-23 at the line in a 31-18 fourth quarter while
          seizing its first SJ crown since '98. Luke Dickson scored 25 points and
          dished five assists while Dylan Colgate (13 rebounds) saved 19 of
          his 24 points for the second half. Alec Matchett had 10 points. Joe
          Kelly offered eight points, nine rebounds.
  *Semi Asbury Park Lost 60-56   Luke Dickson scored 16 points, finalizing his career total at 2,321.
          Dylan Colgate had 22 points, 11 rebounds. The game ended with a
          turnover/dunk combo.
2010 First Schalick Won 84-57   Luke Dickson exploded for 30 points. Dylan Colgate was also a
          stalwart thanks to 26 points, 13 boards.
  Qtr Gloucester City Won 67-48   Luke Dickson (23) and Steve Pollock (22) paced the Panthers.
  Semi Pt. Pleasant Beach Lost 64-63   Steve Pollock hustled for 24 points but PPB hit a turnaround jumper
          in the lane with 11 seconds remaining.
2009 Qtr Glassboro Won 75-68   Luke Dickson's 18-point outing enabled him to zoom past 1,000
          for his career. Dylan Colgate popped home 28 points. The Panthers
          rained down 11 treys.
  Semi Woodbury Lost 58-47   Pitman trailed by 12 points at halftime and could not recover. Luke
          Dickson and Marcus Corbitt halved 28 points.

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Top Playoff Scoring Performances
(*-For Eastern . . . Others for Pitman)
Year Name Pts Opponent
2010 Luke Dickson 30 Schalick
2013 Tim Delaney 30 Paulsboro
2009 Dylan Colgate 28 Glassboro
2013 Tim Delaney 28 Penns Grove
2014 Darnell Foreman 28 Burlington City
2010 Dylan Colgate 26 Schalick
2011 Dylan Colgate 26 Gateway
2014 Darnell Foreman 26 Schalick
2011 Luke Dickson 25 Penns Grove
2010 Steve Pollock 24 Point Pleasant Beach
2011 Dylan Colgate 24 Penns Grove
2012 Jon Boyd 24 Penns Grove
2015 *Maliq Sanders 24 Rancocas Valley
2018 *Matt Cotton 24 Shawnee

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Records vs. Playoff Opponents
School W L Pct.
Cherry Hill East 2 0 1.000
Glassboro 2 0 1.000
Gloucester City 2 0 1.000
Schalick 2 0 1.000
Bloomfield Tech 1 0 1.000
Burlington City 1 0 1.000
Gateway 1 0 1.000
Haddon Twp. 1 0 1.000
Jackson Memorial 1 0 1.000
Palmyra 1 0 1.000
Southern Regional 1 0 1.000
Penns Grove 3 1 .750
Atlantic City 1 1 .500
Paulsboro 1 1 .500
Point Pleasant Beach 1 1 .500
Rancocas Valley 1 1 .500
Asbury Park 0 1 .000
Cherokee 0 1 .000
Linden 0 1 .000
Millville 0 1 .000
Shawnee 0 1 .000
Woodbury 0 1 .000
  22 11 .667

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