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Photo of Bob Hurley Sr.

Robert "Bob" Hurley Sr.

Bob Hurley has coached basketball at St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, New Jersey since 1972 building a local program into a national powerhouse in a community where hard times are a constant reminder of a world that is both uncertain and unsympathetic. Hurley, known as a coach with an uncompromising passion for basketball, has taken kids from the streets of New Jersey and elsewhere and transformed young boys into young men who just happen to play winning basketball. Presiding over what he calls a “benevolent dictatorship,” Hurley has been more than a coach to his players; he has been a teacher, a father figure, advisor, mentor, and friend. Hurley is a strict disciplinarian who demands total commitment, self-control, and sacrifice both on and off the court. Hurley has become an icon and a legend across the nation. He has spent a lifetime on the hardwood, unwavering in his pursuit of elevating the mind, body, and spirit of the young men he coaches. The victories and championships are there to count, but the true measure of the man is the scores of young lives he has permanently touched.

Enshrined

2010

Born

July 31, 1947 Jersey City, NJ

High School

St. Anthony's (NJ)

Career Stats

4 USA TODAY NATIONAL
CHAMPIONSHIPS
3x USA TODAY NATIONAL
COACH OF THE YEAR
28 STATE HIGH SCHOOL
CHAMPIONSHIPS
18 UNDEFEATED SEASONS
9 CONSECUTIVE CHAMPIONSHIPS
1972 BEGAN COACHING AT
ST. ANTHONY'S AND
IS STILL COACHING