St anthony catholic school basketball

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The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketballs Most Improbable Dynasty by Adrian Wojnarowski

In a city mired in endless decay, where the youth suffer through all the horrors of urban blight, hope comes in a most unassuming form: a tiny brick schoolhouse run by two Felician nuns where a singular basketball genius takes teenagers from the mean streets of Jersey City and turns them into champions on the hardcourt. Coach Bob Hurley had been working miracles at St. Anthony High School for over thirty years, winning state and national championships and offering his players rescue from their surroundings through college scholarships, when he met his most dysfunctional team yet. In The Miracle of St. Anthony Adrian Wojnarowski follows Hurley through a gripping and heartrending season as he struggles to lead a troubled team to glory through his unparalleled understanding of the game and his ceaseless determination to see no more children lost to these streets. In The Miracle of St. Anthony, acclaimed sports journalist Adrian Wojnarowski follows Hurley through a gripping and heartrending season, as he struggles to lead a troubled team to glory through his unparalleled understanding of the game and his ceaseless determination to see no more children lost to the city streets.
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San Antonio St. Anthony Catholic High School 2015-16 Basketball Regular Season Highlights

St. Anthony’s wins boys high school basketball championship

Anthony High School will suspend operations at the end of the school year in June due to a lack of funding and dwindling enrollment Bob Hurley Sr. The Archdiocese of Newark came to the decision to close the small school near the mouth of the Holland Tunnel after meeting with St. Anthony officials earlier on Wednesday, determining that St. Anthony's fervorous fundraising efforts were not enough to overcome its crippling financial issues. In our desire to keep St. Anthony the way its always been, we have not been able to address the financial issues and therefore after help from the archdiocese, our debt to them has grown too large a number. And though I believe we would be in the black for this year, the long-term thing with enrollment and also having money in the bank, it's just not something a little school can do.

Anthony started last school year with a boys basketball program that could rival any high school in the state in terms of talent and national exposure. Now, a complete rebuild is underway after the departure of star Charles Bassey and the rest of its international athletes. When the first bell rings across campus this morning, signaling the start of a new year at the private Catholic school in the heart of San Antonio, the Yellow Jackets will be without a head coach, a schedule and the elite talent that put them on the map. Anthony coach Hennssy Auriantal dismissed after Charles Bassey controversy. Nigerian Bassey, who led St. Anthony to the cusp of a state championship as a freshman and helped the school secure invitations to national showcase events as a sophomore, will no longer try to fit his 6-foot frame into one of its classroom desks.

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Anthony High School was a four-year co-educational Catholic high school known for its high-powered basketball program. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church , [6] which owns the building. The St. The boys' basketball varsity team, coached by Bob Hurley , had been, for over 39 years, the most dominant high school team in the country. Anthony had won a national record 28 state championships, set with a win in the sectional championship game over Trenton Catholic Academy to win the Parochial B state title. Anthony team completed a undefeated season, won its 11th Tournament of Champions and was recognized by USA Today with its fourth national championship. Anthony produced over players to Division I basketball programs, all on full scholarships.


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