By DENNIS CHAMBERS & ADAM ZAGORIA
The seemingly inevitable has became reality for St. Anthony’s.
The historic Jersey City school announced that it will suspend operations following the 2016-17 school year because it’s unable to raise the necessary funds to keep its doors open. As a result, Hall of Fame coach — and the school’s principal — Bob Hurley Sr. appears to have coached his last high school game.
Unable to raise the endowment funds St. Anthony was seeking at the beginning of the school year, the Archdiocese of Newark made the decision to close the historic high school.
“At the end of this school year, we will be closing,” Hurley said. “Is it extremely sad? Yeah, it’s brutal. Absolutely brutal.”