Bill was awarded a football scholarship to attend the University of South Carolina in 1956. After graduation, he completed his military obligation by serving in the Air National Guard from 1961-1964. After service, Bill married his college sweetheart, the former Elizabeth Dennis and they have three children. Mary, Christine, and Andy. All of whom reside in Columbia, SC. and are in the restaurant business.
Bill joined the AAU and was appointed Boxing Chairman. During this tenure, he organized and directed and hosted the first ever SCAAU State Boxing Championship, and then elected president of this organization. He organized and directed the First National Junior Olympics Tournament ever held in South Carolina.
Over the year he has also organized, directed, and hosted many clinics for Judges and Referees to maintain the integrity and safety of the sport of amateur boxing in the states of South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.
Bill served as Advisory Chairman with the South Carolina Department of Corrections for Boxing. This allowed him to uphold the same standards he had established and taught throughout his service to the youth of Columbia and South Carolina. Bill has earned the honor of being Inducted into the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame as a Contributor.