St. Anthony High School (New Jersey)

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St. Anthony High School
St. Anthony High School
Address
175 8th Street
Jersey City, NJ (Hudson County), 07302
Coordinates 40°43′35″N 74°2′27″W / 40.72639°N 74.04083°W / 40.72639; -74.04083Coordinates: 40°43′35″N 74°2′27″W / 40.72639°N 74.04083°W / 40.72639; -74.04083
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic,
Felician Sisters
Established 1952
Oversight Archdiocese of Newark
President Sr. Felicia Brodowski
Principal Mathew Glowski
Faculty 21.0
Grades 912
Enrollment 238 (2009–10)
Average class size 16
Student to teacher ratio 11.3:1
Color(s) Maroon and Gold         
Athletics conference Hudson County Interscholastic League
Team name Friars
Rival St. Patrick's, St. Benedict's
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
School fees $450
Tuition $4,900[2]
Dean of Students Ralph Dinielli (9–10)
Daniel Kelly (11–12)
Disciplinarian Chris Sell
Athletic Director Buddy Mathews
Website

St. Anthony High School is a four-year co-educational Catholic school known for its highly powered basketball program. The school is located in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States, operating under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.[3] The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1997.[1]

As of the 2009-10 school year, the high school had 57 students in 9th grade, 63 students in 10th grade, 59 students in 11th grade, 59 students in 12th grade and no ungraded students. With 238 students and 21.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), the school had a student–teacher ratio of 11.3.[4]

Athletics[edit]

St. Anthony High School now competes in the Hudson County Interscholastic League, following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.[5]

The boys' basketball varsity team, coached by Bob Hurley, has been, for over 39 years, the most dominant high school team in the country. St. Anthony has won a national record 27 state championships, set with a 74-44 win in the 2008 sectional championship game over Trenton Catholic Academy to win the Parochial B state title.[6] With a 61-49 win in the 2011 Tournament of Champions over Plainfield High School, the St. Anthony team completed a 33-0 undefeated season, won its 11th Tournament of Champions and was recognized by USA Today with its fourth national championship.[7]

St. Anthony has produced over 150 players to Division I basketball programs, all on full scholarships. Hurley has coached five first round NBA draft picks, including his own son, Bobby Hurley. His team has been the subject of the book titled The Street Stops Here and a 2010 documentary film based on the book.[8] This year, documentary crews captured the entire season as the Friars finished the season as the #1 team in the country, followed by Saint Benedict's Preparatory School, another New Jersey powerhouse basketball program.

State and national championships[edit]

State and national Championships
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Winter Basketball, Boys 27 state championships and 4 national championships states: 1968, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2012
Total championships 31 (most in U.S. history)

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b St. Anthony High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed June 22, 2011.
  2. ^ Tuition and Financial Aid, Saint Anthony High School. Accessed January 3, 2012.
  3. ^ Hudson County High Schools, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Accessed June 22, 2011.
  4. ^ Data for St. Anthony High School, National Center for Education Statistics, accessed June 22, 2011.
  5. ^ League Memberships – 2012-2013, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 27, 2012.
  6. ^ "St. Anthony sets national record", The Record (Bergen County), March 9, 2008. Accessed March 9, 2008. "St. Anthony set a national record by winning its 25th State title Saturday with a 74-44 rout of Trenton Catholic in the Non-Public B final at the Ritacco Center in Toms River."
  7. ^ Ehalt, Matt. "Bob Hurley, St. Anthony take crown", ESPN.com, March 22, 2011. Accessed June 22, 2011. "The Friars, ranked No. 1 in the nation by Powerade Fab 50 ESPN Rise rankings, improved to 33-0 with the win. Hurley has now won 11 Tournament of Champions, and this is his fourth squad to win the unofficial national championship, as awarded by USA Today. He also has won more than 1,000 games and 24 state titles."
  8. ^ Thorbourne, Ken. "Documentary on legendary Jersey City high school coach Bob Hurley airs tonight", The Jersey Journal, March 31, 2010. Accessed June 22, 2011. "Okay Hudson County, you've enjoyed Bobby Hurley's legendary run as basketball guru at St. Anthony High School in Jersey City -- the 900-plus wins, countless state titles, and three USA Today national championships."
  9. ^ "Basketball Recruiting – Kyle Anderson". ESPN. Retrieved September 16, 2012. 
  10. ^ Willie Banks, Baseball-Reference.com. Accessed June 22, 2011.
  11. ^ From Joe Budden's 2008 record entitled "Ransom Note" attacking fellow New Jersey rapper Ransom: "...not Westside Union, I live with bizzike / went to St. Anthony's, go and check Big Ike / you think you cool with niggas, you say "what up" to 'em / difference between us is I grew up with 'em..."
  12. ^ a b c Weiss, Dick. "Ahmad Nivins grows into stardom at St. Joseph's", Daily News (New York), February 15, 2009. Accessed February 27, 2009. "His unbeaten 1989 team alone produced three NBA first-round picks - Bobby Hurley, Terry Dehere and Rodrick Rhodes. Six players from last year's 32-0 mythical national championship team - Mike Rosario, Travon Woodall, Jio Fontan, A.J. Rogers, Alberto Estwick and Tyshawn Taylor - accepted Division I scholarships."
  13. ^ "Plus: Pro Basketball; Hurley's Retirement Becomes Official", The New York Times, October 20, 2000. Accessed December 29, 2007. "Hurley, 29, was a high school standout at St. Anthony of Jersey City and an all-American guard at Duke University."
  14. ^ Staff. "St. Anthony's Reunion Scheduled - Not", News & Record (Greensboro), March 20, 1992. Accessed April 12, 2011. "Duke's Bobby Hurley and Seton Hall's Terry Dehere, Jerry Walker and Danny Hurley all played for Bob Hurley, Sr. at St. Anthony's."
  15. ^ Katz, Andy. "Dan Hurley going to Rhode Island", ESPN, Updated: March 20, 2012.
  16. ^ Stanmyre, Matthew. "Former Duke and NBA star Roshown McLeod named new head basketball coach at St. Benedict's", The Star-Ledger, April 20, 2010. Accessed April 1, 2011. "Former Indiana University men’s basketball assistant coach and St. Anthony High standout Roshown McLeod was named head coach at St. Benedict’s Prep yesterday afternoon, taking over one of the country’s preeminent boys basketball programs."
  17. ^ Roshown Mcleod, databaseBasketball.com. Accessed December 30, 2007.
  18. ^ Popper, Steve. "Basketball: College Men -- St. John's; Red Storm Seeks Alaskan Recruit", The New York Times, November 16, 1998. Accessed January 3, 2012. "St. John's has also been visited by the 7-0 center Josh Moore, who played for St. Anthony's of Jersey City before transferring to St. Thomas More Prep in Connecticut."
  19. ^ Lieber, Jill. "On defense at St. Anthony's", USA Today, October 6, 2002. Accessed August 24, 2007.
  20. ^ Curry, Jack. "Lakers Rookie's Search for Solace", The New York Times, January 15, 1989. Accessed February 27, 2009. "David Rivers has always been ready for the game. One of the finest players to come out of New Jersey in the last 20 years, he overcame obstacles to become an All-State performer at St. Anthony High School."
  21. ^ "Tyshawn Taylor" (English). Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  22. ^ Vega, Michael. "Valentin gifted in major league bow", Boston Globe, July 28, 1992. Accessed April 1, 2011. "With [Tim Naehring] nursing a sprained right wrist and Luis Rivera riding out a slump on the pine, the time seemed perfect for the 25-year-old from Jersey City, N.J. It was there Valentin grew up playing high school basketball at St. Anthony's alongside former Notre Dame star David Rivers."

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