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.