Author of the Miracle of St. Anthony: Adrian Wojnarowski speaks at SPC
Jersey City: Author Adrian Wojnarowski who wrote The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketball’s Most Improbable Dynasty, sat for a public interview on Thursday, 11/15 in the Recreational Life Center/gym at Saint Peter’s College, 2641 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City, NJ.
A book signing at the College’s Barnes & Noble bookstore immediately followed.
In 31 years as head basketball coach at St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, New Jersey, Bob Hurley won 22 state titles. St. Anthony’s, a tiny school, constantly on the edge of bankruptcy, is held together by a determined band of Felician nuns.
New Jersey sportswriter Wojnarowski chronicles St. Anthony’s 2003-04 season, which began with a group of players Hurley categorized as under motivated and unfocused. The season was a success, and four seniors all accepted scholarships to Division I basketball programs.
The interview was facilitated by Father Raymond Schroth, S.J. and members of the Class of 2011.
This event is part of the Freshman Common Reading Program activities
Saint Peter’s College is the Jesuit College of New Jersey. Founded in 1872, Saint Peter’s has an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The main campus is located in Jersey City. The College has a branch campus for adults in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and also offers courses at various corporate sites at the Jersey City waterfront and in South Amboy, NJ.