Bill grew up in Eureka, KS where he participated in many different sports. His passion for "the game", regardless of venue was evident at an early age. After moving to El Dorado, he began umpiring little league baseball games in 1966. During the late 1960's and early 1970's, he ran one of the midget baseball diamonds for Jim McDonald.
Bill continued umpiring and moved up to McDonald Stadium where he worked Junior League, Babe Ruth, Elks, American Legion and Butler County Community College baseball games from 1971-1984. In addition to baseball, Bill officiated middle school and high school football and basketball. He ended his officiating career working collegiate volleyball.
Bill began coaching baseball in 1969 and coached the Skelly All-Stars from 1969-1972. In 1972, Bill began coaching his son, Scott. He coached recreation, tournament and all-star teams until 1985. From 2010-2012, Bill dusted off his cleats and helped coach his twin grandsons' teams.
Now Bill spends his time actively watching sports either from the stands or on television. He has always enjoyed teaching and helping young people and had a great love for the game.