William (Bill) Reese, of Washington,
is a 1943 graduate of Washington High School where he played football
He entered Washington & Jefferson College and played freshman basketball
before dropping out to go to work. He returned and attended night
school, playing for head coach Adam Sanders' 1944 team which defeated
Westminster to win the Tri-State collegiate championship. He recalls
making trips to New York and Philadelphia to play Long Island University
Reese later played basketball for Washington Mould in the Industrial
League and S. A. Meyer in the Community League and for the Washington
team backed by Joe Manfredi Sr. in the All-America Conference.
Reese also played baseball for Washington Mould in the Industrial League
and Scott Motors in Wheeling and Washington County Leagues. He has
served as a coach in Washington Pony League and Junior Church Basketball
League and has been employed for many years as a mould maker at
Washington Mould and Kelly Industries, where he is currently employed.