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Billy Ryan ’77 Inducted Into Eastern Mass. Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame

BC High Head Varsity Soccer coach Billy Ryan has been selected to the Eastern Massachusetts Soccer Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame Class of 2021.


The Eastern Massachusetts Soccer Coaches Association (EMSCA) seeks to promote the game of soccer through its membership of high school boys soccer coaches. Through education for coaches, advocating for boys soccer rules and regulations at the local, state and national level, as well as recognizing sportsmanship, scholarship, and soccer excellence, the association seeks to seed, nurture, and celebrate the great game of soccer at the high school level throughout all of Eastern Massachusetts. The Hall of Fame distinction is known as the association’s most prestigious honor for a local high school coach. The EMSCA Hall of Fame recognizes those outstanding individuals who, through their exceptional work and achievements, have made a significant contribution to the game of high school soccer in Eastern Massachusetts for over 20 years, obtained an exceptional level of success for their programs, and made a profound difference in the lives of the players and communities they serve.

The Class of 2021 inductees become just the 39th and 40th members of the EMSCA HOF:
  • Billy Ryan of Boston College High School
  • Dave Crowell of St. John’s Preparatory High School.
Bill Ryan (Boston College High School)
  • 307 wins
  • 1 State Title
  • 1 Eastern Massachusetts Title
  • 10 Catholic Conference Championships
  • 5 South Sectional Finals Appearances
  • Division 1 Coach of the Year
  • B.C. High Hall of Fame (Coach)
Colleagues Quotes
“Billy has been an enthusiastic advocate for Massachusetts soccer his entire career. He is a long-standing coach who has coached his program for many years at a high level. I have always known Billy to be a dogged competitor, an honorable man and a true believer in sportsmanship.”