The news of Bill Long passing from this life has touched many people. Bill was diagnosed with the West Nile virus and after a tremendous fight, he died on Saturday evening.
Bill’s accomplishments are many, as he served as an educator serving several schools as Assistant Principal until his retirement as the Principal of Meyers Middle school in 1988. He taught mathematics and started the cross-country program at Male High School in the 60’s. Bill was one of the original members of the Kentuckiana Cinder Club which became the Mason-Dixon Club. He served two terms as the President of the Mason-Dixon Club and ran in thirty one Kentucky Derby mini-Marathons representing the Mason-Dixon Club.
As a life member of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Bill has served as registrar, treasurer, and Jr. Olympic Track and Field chairman of the Kentucky Association for more than 45 YEARS. In 1994 he received the National AAU Volunteer Hall of Fame Award, and in 1966 he received AAU’s Jack Milne Award for service to track and field. He was a member of the old Municipal Softball Board for more than forty years, and president of Louisville’s ASA softball program for 9 years, and was inducted into Louisville’s ASA Hall of Fame in 1985. He has served on the board of directors of the Southeast YMCA and the Louisville Regional and International Science Fairs. He was also the past President of the Kentucky Science Fair Endowment Board of Directors.
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