Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
One Jersey coaching legend is helping out another.
Bill Parcells has donated $100,000 to St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, home of legendary high school hoops coach Bob Hurley.
“Coach Bill Parcells is a New Jersey native and has many years’ experience with inner-city kids,” read a statement released by Parcells. “He said “I get it. I’ve coached enough and seen enough to know how important a good, solid education is. I have a lot of respect for what the faculty and staff are doing at St. Anthony’s. I’m glad to help in whatever way I can.”
Born in Englewood, N.J., Parcells coached both the Giants and the Jets, while Hurley has been at St. Anthony his entire coaching career.
He has led the Friars to 25 state titles and nine New Jersey Tournament of Champions crowns.
Two years ago Hurley led St. Anthony to an undefeated 32-0 season and sent six players to the Division 1 ranks.
A documentary film entitled “The Street Stops Here” chronicling that team will appear March 29 on PBS.
This year’s team features four seniors committed D-1: Ashton Pankey (Maryland), Devon Collier (Oregon State), Eli Carter (St. Bonaventure) and Derrick Williams (Richmond).
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.