The valuable life lesson YOU can take away from what this HS coach did for his players
At St. Anthony’s high school in New Jersey lies a lot of history.
No senior class has ever graduated without winning a national championship.
On the surface we would think about how amazing this is, but that’s the easy part when the legendary Bob Hurley Sr. is the head coach.
The challenging part, is giving those students something that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
We can’t play basketball forever, one day we will all have to put the ball down and all that we will have left are the lessons and principles we learned before we picked the basketball up.
Or we’ll have the lessons we learned as students of the game – That is why coach Hurley is a hero, because he didn’t give up on these guys and made sure all his players left St. Anthony as men.
The empowering 2010 documentary The Street Stops Here documents the lives of the 2010 St. Anthony basketball team and Coach Hurley’s lifelong struggle to inspire and motivate the inner city kids on his team.
The film highlights the lives and struggles of future college stars and professional players like Jio Fontan, Travon Woodall, Tyshawn Taylor, Dominic Cheek, and Mike Rosario.
Hurley’s unwavering dedication to his players teaches us a lesson that we can become heroes ourselves as well.
Coaches, please don’t give up on your players.
Players, please don’t give up on your teammates – or yourself.
Let’s use the game as a tool to build something better for ourselves that can be sustainable when we put the basketball down – even if its a good friend to pull you through life’s challenges, or if it’s a former high school coach turned to loving mentor like Coach Hurley.
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
Do this game a favor and share this story with someone.
“I’ll tell you the truth without giving a f**k how you feel about it.” (Bob Hurley)
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