As a student at Norcross High during the 1960’s, Bill was called “racehorse” by his peers because he was the slowest runner on the basketball team. He didn’t let the nickname keep him away from the game, however. In the days before computers and even calculators, NHS coaches found in Bill a quick and accurate statistician. Gifted with an amazing aptitude for numbers and genuine love of sports, he kept baseball stats for 3 years and scouted boys’ basketball games, keeping opponent stats for those. Bill credits former Norcross basketball coach Sam Carroll for fostering the pure enjoyment of competition, the love of the game and the positive community impact it can make.
After college, Bill returned to Norcross and faithfully volunteered keeping records for boys’ and girls’ basketball for over 14 years, serving as football statistician for 33 years, attending over 800 games.
Moving to Norcross at the age of 8, Bill attended both Summerour Middle and Norcross High School, graduating in 1969. Bill pursued a law degree and opened a general law practice in Norcross where he worked for almost 15 years. He then served as a Gwinnett County prosecutor for 20 years. A community advocate, Bill willingly served on the Norcross City Council for 6 years and also served as Mayor.
He leaves an impressive legacy of service.