Hall of Fame 2019

William Okun '84

Bill Okun followed his big brother, Steve, to Williston arriving in 1981 as a sophomore. Okun played football, hockey, and baseball, captaining all three teams as a senior, playing for Rick Francis, Bob Shaw, and Dan Carpenter. During his three years in the football program, his team won 18 games, and went undefeated in 1981. As a senior running back and linebacker, he topped the statistical charts in nearly every category, leading the team to a 7-1 record. He was awarded team MVP, as well as the Boyden Award, given to the top prep football scholar-athlete in western Massachusetts. In the winter, he was part of a line that averaged three goals a game. As a senior, Okun shared the Denman Award with fellow inductee Bryant McBride, given to the top male athlete in the school. After Williston, he crossed the river to Amherst College, where he was a four-year starter on both the football and hockey teams, captaining both as a senior. His freshman football team finished 8-0. He was awarded the college’s scholar-athlete award as a freshman. Okun earned an MBA at Duke University and lives in New York with his wife, Andrea.