Bill Squires

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Bill Squires
Born William Squires
November 24, 1932[1]
Alma mater University of Notre Dame[1]
Occupation Track and Field coach

William Squires is an American track and field coach. He is well known for coaching the Greater Boston Track Club at the height of its marathon success, including marathoner Bill Rodgers, Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley and Greg Meyer.[2]

Squires is originally from Arlington, Massachusetts and competed in track and field events for Arlington High School. While a senior there, Squires was chosen as a member of the 1952 Parade All-American team.[3] Squires went on to college at Notre Dame, where he was a two-time All-America in cross-country in 1954 and 1955.[1] Squire's personal bests according to the MSTCA hall-of-fame induction were 4:21 for the mile in high school and 4:07 in college. He was notable for designing a Heartbreak Hill simulator for training. He was formerly a coach at Boston State College from 1965 to 1978.[1]

In 2002 Squires received the Bill Bowerman award from the National Distance Running Hall of Fame.[4] Squires co-authored the book "Speed with Endurance" with Bruce Lehane.


  1. ^ a b c d Connolly, John (November 22, 2012), Nod to Bill Squires Famed running coach to be saluted on his 80th, Boston, Massachusetts: The Boston Herald 
  2. ^ Run Michigan
  3. ^ Kerry, John (May 2, 1989), BILLY SQUIRES DAY (Senate - May 02, 1989), Washington, DC: US Senate, p. S4651 
  4. ^ GBTC

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