The purpose of this research was to determine if Coach Bob Hurley Sr. (Coach Hurley) was a Heroic Leader. Coach Hurley was the long time Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City, New Jersey which closed in 2017. Coach Hurley was also inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. The methods of this research included a historical study of the life and career of Coach Hurley as was captured within the traditional media and academic literature. In addition, the methods of this research also included one-on-one phone interviews that Francis Petit conducted with Coach Hurley in July 2020. Upon the completion of this qualitative research key takeaways were then applied and measured against the Four Pillars of Success as presented within Heroic Leadership (Loyola Press). The conclusions of this study indicate that Coach Hurley was a Heroic Leader and successfully integrated the Four Pillars of Success which include Self-Awareness, Ingenuity, Love and Heroism.
Petit, Francis. "Coach Bob Hurley Sr.: A Jesuit Educated Heroic Leader." Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal 10, 1 (2021). https://epublications.regis.edu/jhe/vol10/iss1/3