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Chasing Perfect [electronic Resource]

The Will To Win In Basketball And Life

By Bob Hurley

The inspiring story of the most famous high school basketball coach in America.

In 40 seasons as the head coach of St. Anthony High School, a private parochial school in Jersey City, New Jersey, Bob Hurley has established a standard of excellence and achievement without peer, and remarkably, he has done this at a high school with a total student body enrollment of about 230, with no gymnasium, and with an operating deficit that threatens to shut the place down each year. Hurley himself sweeps the floor before each home game. Despite the long odds against them, Hurley's teams have captured 26 state titles and four consensus national championships, all behind an astonishing career winning percentage of .905.
     In Chasing Perfect, Hurley opens up his tool box and shares some of the championship strategies he's developed to help lift his players up and out of Jersey City. The narrative centerpiece will be each of St. Anthony's seven undefeated seasons, with sketch profiles of some of the most memorable players, making some of the most memorable plays in St. Anthony history. Along the way, he'll offer empowering insights to help coaches and players to elevate their games, while empowering the rest of us to walk a more purposeful path. Part memoir, part coach's notebook and part reflection on the St. Anthony players it has been Hurley's privilege to coach, Chasing Perfect will stand as a compelling barometer of life in and around the hardscrabble streets of Jersey City, set against the backdrop of one of the most enduringly competitive high school basketball programs in the country.

Format: Ebook
Author: Hurley, Bob
Title: Chasing perfect [electronic resource] : the will to win in basketball and life / Bob Hurley with Daniel Paisner.
Publisher Date: New York : Crown Archetype, c2013.
Subject: Hurley, Bob. St. Anthony High School (Jersey City, N.J.) -- Basketball -- History. Basketball coaches -- United States -- Biography Basketball players -- New Jersey -- Jersey City -- History. Coaching (Athletics) -- Philosophy
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Isbn: 9780307986887 (electronic bk.) 0307986888 (electronic bk.)
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Format: Ebook
Author: Hurley, Bob
Title: Chasing perfect [electronic resource] : the will to win in basketball and life / Bob Hurley with Daniel Paisner.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Crown Archetype, c2013.
Description: 1 online resource (325 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill.
Subjects: Hurley, Bob.
Subjects: St. Anthony High School (Jersey City, N.J.) -- Basketball -- History.
Subjects: Basketball coaches -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Basketball players -- New Jersey -- Jersey City -- History.
Subjects: Coaching (Athletics) -- Philosophy
Genre: Electronic books.
Other Author: Paisner, Daniel
Notes: Includes index.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CEB68F91-3B3C-49B8-9190-21F7B142ABE6 Click here to check out and download.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CEB68F91-3B3C-49B8-9190-21F7B142ABE6 Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9780307986887 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0307986888 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: GV884.H8 A3 2013eb