WILLIAM JAMES CAPONE, Class of 1966

CAPONE_William_J_1990_1966WILLIAM JAMES CAPONE
Class of 1966
Inducted in 1990

Combining outstanding speed and agility, Bill Capone dazzled Lowell High opponents on both the gridiron and the baseball diamond during his tenure with the Red and Gray.

As a three-year starter at halfback for Coach Ray Riddick’s Red Raider Powerhouses of the mid–1960’s, Bill worked numerous long, spectacular game-breaking touchdown runs.

Bill’s football career peaked in 1965, when as team Co-Captain he was named to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic team as a running back.

As a member of Coach Stan Stoklosa’s baseball teams, Bill was a rare 3-year starter at shortstop.

Combined stellar defense with solid offense skills as a base stealer he was without peer, establishing the LHS career record of 44, including two thefts of home.

Bill was named as the shortstop in the Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team in 1966. He also was given invitational tryouts with the Minnesota Twins in 1965–1966.

For his outstanding efforts, Bill was named LHS Athlete of the Year (1965–1966) in the Spindle Yearbook.

Since graduation (cum laude) from Boston State College in 1974, Bill has served in various capacities as a teacher-coach. He received Lowell Sun Coach of the Year honors as mentor of the Pelham High School Girls Softball Team in 1980.

Induction Year: 1990
Graduation/Class Year: 1966
Gender: Male
LHS Sports Played: Baseball, Football
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College: Boston State College
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Professional/International/Olympic Sports: Invitational Tryout with Minnesota Twins baseball
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