The Bill Cox Service Award
Bill worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer for Maine General Sports Medicine in Waterville serving Waterville High School and other area schools beginning in the summer of 1990. Bill established a scholarship for central Maine athletes and tirelessly promoted careers in sports medicine at career days. His passion for the profession of Athletic Training and his thirst for knowledge set him apart. Bill was the consummate professional who earned the respect of not only his peers but of the many students, parents, coaches, administrators, and physicians he came in contact with during his professional career. He was always there for his athletes at Waterville High School. He never worked just the contract; he bled purple. He was always available for them, and went to as many physician appointments as possible with them. He cared about those kids more than most would ever think of doing.Another thing that we all loved about Bill was his smile, his laugh and his good-naturedness. The ability to sit and talk with Bill and enjoy his company was yet another thing those who knew him loved about him.
More importantly, Bill was a warm and loving husband to Donna and father to their three children, Thomas, Benjamin, and Sarah. It was rare to not see Bill walk into an athletic event and not see his family there with him supporting not only the Waterville Purple Panthers, but also the profession that Bill was so passionate about.