Hall of Fame induction: 1994
A USA National Team coach several times in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Bill was head coach for the American teams vs. Russia, Canada and Mexico and an assistant coach for our USA National Teams vs. the USSR, Germany, Italy, Pan Africa, China, Japan and many of the Eastern European national teams. He also headed the East team at the 1979 U.S. Olympic Sports Festival.
During the 15 years that Bill coached for Delaware Sports Club he worked with five American Record holders, one World Record holder, three Olympians, eight junior and senior National AAU champions as well as three NCAA champions. Thompson was the National Coach for women’s hurdles for six years ending in 1980.
As an official Bill has served as a referee and seeding chairman for our Indoor National Championships for 17 years, has been the referee at the Penn Relays for 25 years and is the High School referee, as well as referee for the women’s NCAA indoor championships twice. He has been a certified master referee and clerk-of-course for nearly 20 years and has officiated Delaware High School and Collegiate meets for over a quarter of a century. Bill is a member of the DSSAA State Track Committee and served as Delaware’s high school rules interpreter.