New Mission coach to be honored

New Mission boys basketball coach Cory McCarthy will be honored with the first Bob Hurley Sr. Excellence in Coaching Award on Wednesday in Canton.

Presented by Reebok, the award is named after the legendary Jersey City, N.J. coach who will inducted in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday.

McCarthy led the Titans to a 23-1 record last year while capturing the Division 4 state title.

Hurley, the third high school coach to be inducted into the hall of fame, is also being honored with a lifetime achievement award by Reebok.

Before he is enshrined, Hurley will also hold a free basketball clinic at the Dunbar Community Center in Springfield and is open to local youths from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.