Wrestling at CCC

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garypapa Gary Papa, Head Coach
(609) 828-3014 | gpapa@camdencc.edu

BS York College of Pennsylvania

With 440 wins, one of the winningest H.S. wrestling coaches in South Jersey history.

Blackwood, NJ - Camden County College athletics is please to introduce coach Gary Papa as the new head wrestling coach. The College will complete at compete at the Division III level of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Wrestling was very successful at CCC until it was terminated in the early 80s. With the uproar of support to bring the sport back, wrestlers now have an experienced, legendary leader to guide them through the program. CCC provides an excellent academic and athletic option for student-athletes pursuing an Associate's Degree while continuing their athletic persons.


109 District Champions

48 Region Champions

8 NJSIAA State Champions

4 time Region Coach of the Year

In 25 years as a head coach, won 15 NJ Group State Championships

Inducted into 8 athletic halls of fame

Inducted into the National Hall of Fame 2013

nickpapa Nick Papa, Associate Head Coach

BS TCNJ 2001

10 year first assistant wrestling coach at Camden Catholic HS under 3 different head coaches

Coach Papa’s teams were;

10 time Olympic Conference Champions

10 Time South Jersey Group Champions

9 Time Group State Champions

Coached 5 individual NJSIAA State Champions

 chillem John Chillem, Assistant coach


Wrestled 4 years at Camden Catholic High School. Captain Senior Year

During his 4 year career at Camden Catholic High School the team won 4 State Titles

Wrestled 2 years at Gloucester County College. Team Captain Sophomore year. NJCAA National Qualifier in 2012.

NCWA All-American and Academic All-American Honors in 2015.

Bachelors in Psychology from Rutgers University

Masters in School Psychology from Rowan University

"I am excited to bring my winning attitude and passion for the sport of wrestling to Camden County College."
– John Chillem, Assistant Wrestling Coach, CCC