Bill Snow - Soccer/Track & Field Coach 1971 - 2008

 

´╗┐Bill Snow played soccer, basketball, ran cross country and outdoor track at Framingham North before heading off to Springfield College, where he played soccer for 4 years with an undefeated senior season (13-0-3), in which the team won the Atlantic Coast Championship and a New England Championship. He earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in education and was a member of the coaching staff. He also played varsity volleyball his junior and senior years.

Snow began his coaching career at Wayland High School while a student teacher under Rick Moyer during the 1968-1969 school year. He was a track assistant under Don Benedetti. He became the varsity boys soccer coach at Wayland in the fall of 1971, beginning a stretch of 104 consecutive seasons. He would end his coaching career having coached a total of 108 seasons.The Warriors were 325-230-106 in soccer under Snow with 15 tournament appearances, six divisional final appearances, three divisional Championships, three State semifinalists, two State finalists, and a State Championship in 2001.

As the head outdoor track coach for 20 years, Snow coached teams that won four League Championships, numerous All-League Meet Championships and one State Class Championship in 1994.

Snow was inducted into the Massachusetts State Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame in 1991. As the head indoor track coach, Snow guided the Warriors to 13 League Championships, six second-places finishes in the DCL, 12 All-League meet Championships, 11 undefeated seasons, seven State Class Relay Titles, a 62-meet winning streak in the DCL over eight years, four State Class Championships and and a league record of 182-41 over 30 seasons.

Along with his coaching activities, he devoted 17 years to Wayland students as an elementary physical education teacher and he spent another 18 years as a high school physical education teacher.

Snow received coach of the year honors from the MetroWest News on numerous occasions and as the Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 1994 for both indoor track and soccer. He was named National Indoor Track Coach of the Year by the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association. He received the honor from the same association for soccer in 2003.

Bill would like to thank his wife of 40 years, Janis, and his daughters Jennifer and Kathy for their support through the years. He also thanks Buzz Bowers and Rick Moyer.