|Title:||Class of 1986|
William Ferris, as a standout in basketball and baseball you played a key role in one of Worcester State's most successful athletic eras. Your individual accomplishments are a tribute to your natural abilities and your determination.
You earned eight varsity letters in basketball and baseball and were captain of both teams. You were the College's all time leading scorer in basketball at the end of your career with 991 points while leading the team to four straight winning seasons.
You were the all-time leading free throw percentage shooter and you scored the basket that beat Assumption College in 1953.
A teacher-coach at Burncoat High, you were honored by the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches for your contributions to basketball. During your coaching career your teams won over 300 games.
You coached high school basketball at St. Mary's and Burncoat High Schools for 24 years and you led your St. Mary's team to the New England championship in 1964, the only Worcester area team to ever accomplish the feat.
William Ferris, it is with great pride that we induct you into the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame as a charter member.