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 William Gilligan
William Gilligan
Head Coach Track and Field 1947-1982

William Gilligan '40

- Coach, Teacher, Friend, and Champion to generations of Boston College student-athletes.

- A gifted runner and weight man himself, he was a member of the Boston College team that set a Millrose Games relay record in 1939 and won numerous championships in field competition throughout the East.

- His Boston College track and field teams were perennial New England champions in both indoor and outdoor competition, and scores of his athletes won regional and national championships.

- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1973.