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Bill Squires Obituary (Running Coach): Bill Squires Wife, Children

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William Squires was an American track and field coach.

He was well known for coaching the Greater Boston Track Club at the height of its marathon success, including marathoners Bill Rodgers, Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and Greg Meyer.

Born November 24, 1932, in Arlington, Massachusetts, he won three state championships and set a school mile record of 4:22.6. at Arlington High School, where he competed in track and field events.

Squires graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a two-time All-America in cross-country in 1954 and 1955.

Squires came quite close to Olympic selection, placing seventh (in 4:08) in the 1956 NAAU Championships, one of the Olympic trials meets.

During Army service, when he was a specialist based in Germany investigating Army air crashes, he improved to a 4:07 mile, and 3:47.6 for 1500 meters.

In 1958, he began teaching biology at Wakefield High School, 10 miles from Arlington. He soon got involved in coaching and had immediate team success with his group training.

In 1964, Squires was appointed associate professor and coach at Boston State College. He retained that post when the college merged with the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1971, and he retired in 1991, at age 58.

His teams won 49 team championship titles and produced four NCAA champions and 16 All-Americans.

Squires was National Intercollegiate Coach of the Year three times and received numerous Hall of Fame inductions and similar honors.


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In 1973, Squires began to fulfill his vision of a post-collegiate American sport when he was one of the founders of the Greater Boston Track Club (GBTC). This required diplomacy, as Squires was also a member of the rival BAA, and worked annually with Jock Semple in processing Boston Marathon entries.

In 2002, Squires received the Bill Bowerman award from the National Distance Running Hall of Fame.

Squires co-authored the book “Speed with Endurance” with Bruce Lehane.

He was inducted into the USATF National Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2017.

Bill Squires Obituary

Bill Squires died on June 30, 2022, at the age of 89.

His obituary is yet to be announced by the family.

Bill Squires Wife

In 1956, Squires married Sally Ann Kuhn, a hospital surgery nurse from Arlington. However, the duo divorced in 1979.

Bill Squires Children

Bill Squires and Sally Ann Kuhn had three children. But, their details are unavailable on the web.

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