The Street Stops Here meets basketball coach who changes lives
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Street Stops Here chronicles the legendary St. Anthony High School (Jersey City, New Jersey) basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr. and the journey of his team’s national record-setting 25th state championship season. It airs tonight at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET2 and shares the inspiring story of a coach’s mission to change kids’ lives — armed with little more than a basketball.
The Street Stops Here is a portrait of one of the most successful basketball coaches at any level and his career-long struggle to inspire and motivate his young and impressionable players. St. Anthony High School, an inner-city Catholic school, relies on Coach Hurley and the national following of its basketball program to keep its doors open. Housed in a building abandoned by a public school, St. Anthony has no gym or weight room and has had only minimal building improvements in nearly a century.
Even with his many championship trophies, Hurley works just as hard with his players off the court and is most proud of having sent to college all but two of the hundreds of players he has coached throughout his 36-year career.