A native of Canton, Bill began bowling in the Stark County adult leagues in 1953 at the age of 15. Eight years later he joined the famed Detroit Stroh's team and was named "Rookie of the Year". He continued to perform for Stroh's for two more years - averaging 208 for that three-year span. Bill came to Akron in 1965 to join the Cherry's Steak House team and proceed o capture the Ohio State Bowling Association singles and all-events titles. He later joined the Red's Bar team and helped it win the Ohio Actual Team Championship in 1975. He has been named to the Akron Beacon Journal All-Star team several times and had bowled four 300 games, two in sanctioned competition. His career high season average was 217 and his high series was 792.