|Induction Class of:||2001|
Richard "Dick" Burns, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, was associated with the WNEC bowling program for 40 years, including 33 as head coach of the varsity team. He was co-founder of the Tri-State Bowling Conference and his squads consistently ranked near the top of the conference. Both his men and women's teams captured conference titles during the 1996-97 school year. A 1950 graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University, Dick served on a numerous national collegiate bowling committees and was the sectional coordinator for seven seasons. He also was a member of the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association All-America selection committee. Dick was a professor of science and education and faculty member at Western New England College from 1958 until his retirement in 1995. He passed away on Feb. 9, 1999.