Bill Sholly enters his 14th season as the field events coach at Stony Brook.
Sholly has had great success coaching throwing and weight events for the Seawolves. During the 1998-99 season, he coached Patrick Harding to school records in the shot put, discus and weight throw, qualifying him for the indoor and outdoor IC4A Championships. In 2000, another of Sholly's athletes, Craig Matuza, qualified for the IC4A Championships in the shot put, breaking Harding's record along the way.
Sholly continued to develop Matuza into one of the best field event athletes in Stony Brook history. During Matuza's stellar career, Sholly worked his technique into form to become the SBU record holder in the 35 pound weight throw, discus, hammer and indoor and outdoor shot put. He shattered the indoor shot put record by more than a foot and achieved numerous IC4A qualifications. Sholly has also helped Joe Cardinale and Costa Sevdinoglou develop into solid performers the past three seasons.
In addition to his duties with the Seawolves track and field team, Sholly has served as an assistant coach with the football team for the past eight years.
Prior to joining the Seawolves, Sholly served as head track and field coach for 24 years at Connetquot High School in Bohemia, N.Y., where he coached the New York boys' state two-mile champion in 1984.
A 1965 graduate of Bucknell University, Sholly earned his master's degree from Adelphi University in 1972. He is a Certified USA Track & Field Level I coach and belongs to the National Strength and Conditioning Association.