Thursday, August 9, 2018

Doc Hurley

Walter J. "Doc" Hurley


Born:
March 2, 1922
Albany, GA

Died:
February 8, 2014
Hartford, CT


Career
1938-39 Weaver High School - Hartford  (High School)
1939-40 Weaver High School - Hartford (High School)
1940-41 Weaver High School - Hartford (High School)
Virginia State University (College)
1948-49 Hartford Hurricanes (ABL)
1950-51 Norfolk County High School - Virginia (High School) Head coach

Doc Hurley was a larger-than-life figure in the Hartford sporting community. Nicknamed "Doc" by his father at the age of six, Hurley would letter in four sports (football, baseball, basketball and track) in high school. The 6'6, 220-pound Hurley would star at Virginia State before returning to Hartford, where he played with the ABL's Hartford team. He also played semi-pro football and baseball in Connecticut as well as Virginia. (Hurley also served in the Marines during World War 2.)

Back in Hartford, Hurley set up the Doc Hurley Scholarship Fund to help disadvantaged youths in Hartford realize their dream of going to college. Using events such as basketball tournaments to raise money, Hurley was able to help hundreds of kids.



Hurley died in 2014 at the age of 91.

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