Bob Hurley, Sr., the head basketball coach at St. Anthony’s (NJ), one of the nation’s most storied high school programs, will serve as the Feature Speaker on April 29 at Loyola Blakefield in support of The Jerry Savage Merit Scholarship Fund.
St. Anthony’s, which is scheduled to be closed at the end of the current school year by the Archdiocese of Newark, despite the best efforts of Hurley and others to raise funds to keep the school open. The school’s closing, however, will not overshadow the accomplishments of Hurley’s teams, which have won 28 New Jersey state titles since he took over in 1972.
Hurley was named National Coach of the Year three times, most recently in 2008, and inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. Among the legendary players produced by Hurley and St. Anthony’s are NBA stars Kyle Anderson, David Rivers, Terry Dehere, Rodrick Rhodes, Roshown McLeod, Jerry Walker and Josh Moore. In addition, he is the father of former Duke standout Bobby Hurley, Jr., currently the head coach at Arizona State University. His son Dan Hurley is also a college head coach at Rhode Island University.
The event will also feature a special reflection on Jerry Savage, who passed away in 2015, by former Loyola basketball standout Chris Clunie, a 2002 graduate. Clunie currently serves as NBA Director of International Basketball Operations. And Paul McMullen, Managing Editor of The Catholic Review, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.
The event, which will take place between 6:30-9:00 p.m. in Knott Hall, is open to the public. Tickets are available at the following levels:
Individual Registration: $100
Young Alumni (’07-’16): $75
High School Student: $50
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Last Updated (Friday, 21 April 2017 14:33)