Coach tries to raise money amid possible school closure
A decorated high school basketball coach is trying to raise money for his school that is faced with the possibility of closing.
Bobby Hurley has coached basketball at Saint Anthony High School for the last 44 years. Next month, Hurley will find out if this year will be his last due to the school's financial crisis.
Hurley, who is also the school's president, says Saint Anthony needs at least $10 million to create an endowment.
He says they've met all their early fundraising goals, but the school of about 200 students is still short.
Last year, Hurley celebrated as the Friars were deemed New Jersey's top basketball program. Since 1972, Hurley has accumulated 1,762 wins and 26 state championships, but the 69-year-old says he's done it all while the school faced lingering financial issues.
"I'm nervous. I just want to know the outcome. I hope it stays open," says Hurley.
Saint Anthony staff will meet with the Archdiocese to determine if the school can stay open.