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Basketball legend Vic Carstarphen slated for Camden council seat

Will replace Brian Coleman in Ward 2 seat

By David Wildstein, March 28 2019 5:55 pm

Vic Carstarphen, a legendary high school basketball player, will run for an open seat on the Camden City Council.

Carstarphen will take the Ward 2 seat of Brian Coleman, who is not seeking re-election.

The city’s Democratic leadership has endorsed Carstarphen, 49, who as a student led the Camden High School team to four state finals and back-to-back state championships in 1986 and 1987. He’s won the endorsement of Mayor Frank Moran, council president Curtis Jenkins, councilman Angel Fuentes, State Sen. Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-Barrington), Assemblyman William Spearman (D-Camden), and Sheriff Gilbert “Whip” Wilson.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to support Coach Vic for City Council,” said Moran. “As the head coach of the legendary Purple and Gold, Carstarphen has led an extraordinary basketball career both as a player and coach. Off the court, Coach Carstarphen has been a mentor to countless Camden youth, never forgetting his humble roots in Parkside.”

Carstarphen played on two Final Eight basketball teams at Temple University.

“I’ve known Coach Carstarphen for over thirty years going back to our Camden High days. I’m confident he will serve our community with the same leadership and dedication he has shown throughout his distinguished career,” said Coleman.

Moran praised Coleman’s tenure on the city council, saying “he’ll always be there for us as we move the City Invincible to new heights.”

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