PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Just a few short months ago, Marquis Webb was a history teacher and an assistant varsity basketball coach at Paterson Catholic, a perennial powerhouse ranked as high as No. 3 nationally last season.
Then all of a sudden he was neither.
He lost his teaching job and his coaching job when Paterson Catholic closed its doors in June after a long history of financial problems.
“It was tough in the sense that I’m a Paterson Catholic guy,” said the 6-foot-5 Webb, a former Paterson Catholic star who scored more than 1,000 points at Rutgers and played professionally in Hungary and New Zealand. “I’m a Patersonian. I grew up there.