Per USATF-New England
Per USATF-New England
Rest In Peace.
The man gave a lot to the sport.
Lonely is the Night
Emotions in motion…
In a class by himself. Such a loss. RIP
A great coach, a legend!!
RIP Coach Squires!!
I just put this prominently up on the front page very prominently. The marathoners he coaches is insane - Bill Rodgers, Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley , Bob Hodge , Greg Meyer.
Here is an article Toni Reavis wrote about him 12 years ago.
And his wikipedia page.
Absolute legend yet entirely underrated, the American Lydiard.
The Reavis piece is great, thanks for posting it
In Boston in the late 1970s after a talk by Bill Rodgers, Bill Squires encouraged me to practice with the Greater Boston Track Club, coached by him. "I can get you under 2:00," he said with assurance. While I believed him, I was too overwhelmed with my professional responsibilities at the time, and because of that, and admittedly being too lazy back then, I never joined the team. My loss, in more ways than one! Without even knowing me, just my best 880 (at the time) clocking, he offered me encouragement, and he insisted that a modest goal of mine could be reached. I've never forgotten him. RIP Coach Squires. And I agree - the Reavis piece is a classic!
Coach Squires doing what he does best ... talking about running.
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I'm thinking that Squires will be hooked up with Tommy Leonard once again. Oh, the stories they will tell!
"Holy cow! When did you get here?"
Summer '76, I'm 19 years old, running a 5-miler summer evening road race in Waltham, MA. I'm having a crappy race, the flow is not there. This guy catches me at the 3 mile mark. He says, "relax your arms, cut your stride a bit" -- a couple friendly tips. We lock strides and run together for a couple minutes, I hit the groove and say "thanks!"; from there I take off and the rest of my race is darn good.
Thanks Billy Squires! And thanks too, for speaking at my high school track banquet, at the request of our coach Pat McMahon (2nd, Boston Marathon 1971, 3rd 1970.) Coach Bill, you were an inspiration. You put New England running back on the map in the 70s.
Sad to see him go. He was a legend and a great man. He lived a great and full life. RIP.
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Workout Burger King crowns forever.
Guppies and Sturdleys around the world are saddened by his passing but fortunate to have known him. RIP Bill Squires,