St. Anthony High School coach tries to keep school open

A Saint Anthony High School coach is trying to keep the school and basketball team from shutting down due to a financial crisis.

The school needs at least $10 million to create an endowment and stay open. 

Bob Hurley, 69, is president of St. Anthony's and has coached the varsity basketball team for nearly 44 years. He says they've met all of their early fundraising goals but are still short on funds. 

"By no means are we in a position to say everything's great," he says. 

The Friars were celebrated as New Jersey's No. 1 program last season, giving Hurley his 13th Tournament of Champions title.

"I think the basketball season itself is a catharsis for everything else that's going on," he says. "But I think we'll do our best to just focus on that."

Saint Anthony's will meet with the archdiocese in January to determine if the school can stay open.

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