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Monday / December 16.
  • By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Father Edwin Leahy still remembers the message Dan Hurley had for him that day in 2010 when Hurley fought through tears over the telephone.

    After nine years as the boys basketball coach at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, N.J., Hurley was leaving the high school ranks to coach at Wagner College on Staten Island.

    “The one thing my old man never taught me, Father Ed, was how to leave,” Hurley said.

    Bob Hurley Sr., of course, never left his post as the head coach at St. Anthony’s in Jersey City, coaching there for 50 years until the school closed in 2017 due to financial reasons.