Friday, February 18, 2011

News Release: Two Coaching Icons to Appear on NHSCA Sports Hour

Legendary High School Basketball Coaches Bob Hurley & Jack Curran to Appear on NHSCA Sports Hour

Hurley and Curran have won nearly 2,000 games between them


Easton, PA – Coaches Bob Hurley and Jack Curran have 90-plus years of experience coaching boys’ basketball. On the next edition of the NHSCA Sports Hour on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 6 P.M. EST, the legendary coaches will join hosts Jeff Fisher and Trish Hoffman to talk about nearly a century on the sidelines.

Hurley, who’s been head coach at St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, New Jersey for 39 years, became the 10th coach in America to win 1,000 games on February 2nd when his Friars beat St. Mary’s. Hurley, who was named the 2007 National High School Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year, is a member of the Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Also, closing-in on the 1,000-win mark is Curran, who has been coaching at New York City’s Archbishop Molloy since 1958. At 80-years young, Curran still coaches the baseball team at the Queens’ school. Between basketball and baseball, he has won over 2,500 games during his half century of service to Archbishop Molloy. Curran is the 2009 NHSCA Coach of Year.

Not to be outdone by his basketball counterparts, Sunnyside (Tucson, Arizona) High School wrestling coach Bobby DeBerry will join Fisher and Hoffman as the third guest on the show. DeBerry’s Blue Devils have won 314 straight matches, which is a record in America.

The NHSCA Sports Hour airs LIVE every Sunday night at 6 PM. EST on the ArtistFirst Radio Network. It is also rebroadcast Tuesday nights a 6 P.M. EST. All shows are also available on-demand at

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About the National High School Coaches Association
Founded in 1989, the National High School Coaches Association is a not-for-profit 501C 3 service organization providing support and leadership programs for the nation's 500,000 high school coaches and 10 million high school athletes.

About Jeff Fisher/High School Football America
Jeff’s broadcasting career began at the age of 14 in Easton, Pennsylvania. In a career that has spanned 35-years, he’s worked in every aspect of sports journalism. He is the founder of High School Football America, a website dedicated to telling the stories of small town high school football across the United States. Prior to launching High School Football America, Jeff worked as a TV sports anchor at FOX Sports Net in Chicago.

About Trish Hoffman
Hoffman is the founder of Blitz Group, an award-winning boutique media strategy company. In addition to her acting and modeling career, Hoffman, has won several Associated Press awards for journalism

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