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Authorized biography of USATF National Track and Field Hall of Fame running coach Bill Squires, 86, by Paul C. Clerici. (Meyer & Meyer Sport Publisher, Germany; U.S. distributor - Cardinal Publishers Group, Indiana) Tentative release date: March 2020
COACHING (1956-present) - Three-time collegiate Coach of the Year, coached 49 team championships, 16 All-Americans, 3 NCAA champions at Boston State College and University of Massachusetts Boston. Coached the dominating Greater Boston Track Club to 17 national championships, 6 national champions, 7 American record-holders, numerous world-beaters, including Bill Rodgers, Alberto Salazar, Greg Meyer, Bob Hodge, Randy Thomas, wheelchair champion Bob Hall, non-GBTC Dick Beardsley (and 4 of the top 10 finishers at the 1979 Boston Marathon - GBTC's Rodgers 1st, Hodge 3rd, Thomas 8th, Dick Mahoney 10th); groundbreaking all-female Liberty Athletic Club. Olympic Development coach named as the 1980 U.S. Olympic 10K/marathon coach; and on behalf of the U.S. State Department, and national and international organizations, coached several national teams overseas.
U.S. ARMY (1956-57) - While training in Virginia, coached the College of William & Mary cross-country freshmen. During service in the U.S. Army air wing in Germany, coached Special Services runners, and himself peaked in the mile with a 4:05.6 (3:47.6 metric).
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (1952-56) - Two-time All-American who set 20 records in cross-country and track, won 6 conference and state championships, set an unofficial world record in the indoor three-quarter mile (2:58.2), and simultaneously held records in the indoor mile (4:10.7), outdoor mile (4:14.2), and two-mile relay (7:40.3) as the anchor.
ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (1948-1952) - Three-time Massachusetts state mile champion in 1952 set the indoor mile (4:22.6) and outdoor mile (4:22.8) records.
Author Paul Clerici, left, with Bill Squires, first Greater Boston Track Club coach.
On Nov. 12, 2017, friends and family gathered to help coach Bill Squires celebrate his 85th birthday (Nov. 16) with a fun run in Wakefield and lunch and cake down the road in Reading. This montage of images, put together by Braintree McDonald, includes photos from those celebrations, plus Coach's days with the B.A.A., Boston State College, Greater Boston Track Club, various road races and achievements, and more. (Running time - 4:23)
Boston's Marathon Man - a Nancy Porter/Mickey Lemle film distributed by WGBH Boston - follows Bill Rodgers as he prepares for the 1977 Boston Marathon. Originally aired at 30 minutes, this truncated version includes footage of Rodgers training with his Greater Boston Track Club teammates and coach Bill Squires at the old Boston College track, plus footage of the race. (Running time - 20:51)