Higgins, Bill

Graduation Year: 1962
Category: Athlete

Mr. Bill Higgins graduated from BC in 1962. He was one of the captains of BC’s 1961 football team and was named All-League Guard. He also served as president of his class and as Sports Editor of the Crusader. He received an appointment to the US Naval Academy, where he played defensive end on the 1963 football team (#2 in the nation that year) that went to the Cotton Bowl. He graduated in 1966 as one of 15 midshipmen in the history of the Academy to that date to graduate with a perfect record in conduct. Staying at the Academy as an Assistant Football Coach and Boxing coach, he was assigned as the Officer Inspector of Uniforms and designed a new uniform for the Academy. Bill left to become a Special Agent with the FBI, but returned to the US Naval Reserves in 1975. He became a Captain in charge of training all reserve personnel with the Military Sea Lift Command. After spending 10 years with the Combined Forces Command in Korea, he returned to active duty to serve as Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for the Logistics Support Force during Desert Storm. Prior to his retirement in 1996, he served as the Commanding Officer of the Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters Reserves. He returned to civilian life, serving as Chairman of William F. Higgins Agency and on the BC Board of Directors. He and his wife, Barbara, are the parents of six children.