Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bob Hurley's Commitment

Since my NCAA College Basketball Pool is shot, I want to go down a level of my favorite sport, basketball, and talk about high school basketball. Last Sunday 60 Minutes showed a piece I want to share.

Basketball is alive and well at tiny St. Anthony Catholic High School in Jersey City, New Jersey. Coach Bob Hurley is running not only an incredibly successful winning basketball program, but turning out student/athlete leaders as well. The coolest part of this whole school is every student goes to college!

It is an incredible story! If you have not already seen it, check it out:

Do you agree with me? My favorite quote from Coach Hurley's interview was, "I think I'm where I'm supposed to be."

Can you say that about yourself? Are you where you are supposed to be? If you are, good for you. If you are not, what can you do to get there? Can you get there? There may become a time when I can say that about my current health situation, but not yet. However, When I am addressing an audience and they appear to be hanging on my every word, I can say, "I'm there!"

I know why I got hurt. I am supposed to try to make a difference in peoples' lives. Like teachers, I do not get a semester, or whole school year, or a lifetime like a parent does with her/his child(ren). I may only have a group for a half hour, an hour, or maybe more. So, I have to do a good job in my short time with them no matter their age.

I look forward to your comments.




Krek said...

I always liked the quote "Grow where you are planted" Same thing. I agree Fat Cat, you were meant to be in the situation you are in. Thank God you have the ability to share your thoughts.


Rich said...


Great story on Coach Hurley. He has found and knows his life mission! Living life passionately and with a vision, creates tremendous impact on others.

Thanks for sharing,


Anonymous said...

I actually saw the original 60 Minute segment on Hurley. My second look has opened my eyes a bit more. Cool guy. With D1 college BB coaches making a mint, he could have easily been one of them. Thanks for sharing.


Earl said...


You HAVE been right where you are supposed to be, making a difference in young lives that only you can make. You too are "the coach."

Glad you're out here again. I've missed your messages...

Here's some spring love for ya...