This is the celebration of life for 104 year old Pop Jones. He is the father of 76er legend Wali Jones. His birthday was December 31st. He is also a member of a Masonic lodge. We interviewed him on the secret to his longevity. He indicated that it was a matter of the heart. What you do to advance others is the measure of your success.
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Eddie Hurtt Named Jr. 76ers Coach of The Year
Posted: Apr 27, 2020
On Friday April 24th, via the Jr. 76ers social channels, the team announced that local coach Ed Hurtt has been named the 76ers Jr. NBA Coach of the Year. As a result, Mr. Hurtt will be eligible for the leaguewide Jr. NBA Coach of the Year honor.
Coach Hurtt has been a staple in the youth basketball community throughout the Tri-State area for over 32 years. His coaching record stands at an astounding 425-125. He has won championships in numerous Philadelphia youth leagues, most notably the Sonny Hill Basketball League. Coach Hurtt has been a certified USA Basketball Gold Coach since 2015, as well as a Jr. NBA Coach member. His biggest victories come with assisting his current and former players with their high school work and helping them apply to college. Hurtt currently coaches in the Youth Working Together Basketball League (YWT), where he achieved Coach of the Year honors in 2016 and ‘17.
Congratulatory videos for Mr. Hurtt from local figures linked below:
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B2B Coach Tee Shields inducted into Philadelphia Black Basketball Hall of Fame
Black History Month is a great time to recognize some outstanding African Americans. The Philadelphia Black Basketball Hall of Fame honored some outstanding basketball players on Sunday, Feb. 17 at HERO Community Center located 3439 N. 17th St. Click here to read entire article.