Bill McCooey

Induction Class Of 1998

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William T. McCooey, a 1945 Bristol High graduate, made significant contributions to Bristol through his avid love of sports, in particular, the game of baseball.

A scholastic pitching star, he also excelled in Army and college ball and performed for a number of surrounding area semi-pro teams.

He became a physical education and health teacher at both Bristol Eastern and Bristol Central High Schools and launched Central’s basketball program in 1959.

In addition to coaching soccer and baseball at the school for a number of years, he was an official scorer for the Bristol Red Sox between 1978-83, a recreation director for the city for 20 years and a member of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association.

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