Legendary high school basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr. will be at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. for a discussion and signing of his new book Chasing Perfect.
The Hurley name has been in the news lately. Bob Hurley said on Friday he would consider taking on a role at Rutgers basketball on a short-term basis to stabilize a program scarred by scandal; his son, Dan Hurley, recently turned down an offer. Now, it looks like Eddie Jordan may become the school’s next coach.
A Hall of Famer and arguably the greatest high school basketball coach of all time, Hurley has won over 1,000 games in 40 years at St. Anthony in Jersey City. Hurley, 65, used basketball to keep economically-challenged kids off the street and getting an education. In all his years at St. Anthony, only three players have not gone to college and 200 have gone on to play college basketball. His determination to use basketball for something bigger enabled him to turn down multiple offers to coach at top programs.
Hurley’s appearance is open to the public. Books are available for purchase at the Museum. For more info, (973) 655-2378.