G. William Horan
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Baseball, Men's Basketball
1923
1964

Biography

Horan made the Crusader baseball team as a freshman, and posted a 12-2 record as a pitcher under head coach and fellow Hall of Famer Jesse Burkett.  His sophomore season, Holy Cross posted a 30-2 record, with Horan 10-1-1 on the mound.  In four seasons, his record was 33-7-2.

Basketball returned as a varsity sport during his sophomore season, and Horan was a three-year starter at guard. The 1921-22 team won the New England Championship with a 17-3 record.  This was the first Crusader basketball team to attract national recognition. They were invited to compete in the National Championship at Kansas City but had to decline because many of the players were on the baseball team which was to take a Southern trip. Hall of Famers on that squad were Ownie Carroll, Chick Gagnon, Hop Riopel and Horan.  The following year, Horan served as captain of the basketball team.

After graduation Bill soon became associated with the movie industry. He joined the Warner Bros. Pictures and served for over 25 years as a salesman and later became eastern district sales manager before retiring in 1961. He passed away in 1981.