|Induction Class of:||2011|
Considered one of the finest club quarterbacks in the nation during his playing days, Bill Moge enjoyed a record-breaking career during his two seasons with the Golden Bears.
The West Springfield, Massachusetts native spent his first two years at Eckerd College in Florida before transferring to Western New England.
Bill quickly established himself as an elite player compiling a 12-1 record as a starter, including a 7-1 mark in 1974 in only the program’s fifth season of existence. He completed 121-of-218 passes (55.5%) for 15 touchdowns and was the top-ranked quarterback in the National Club Sports Association. The seven wins were the best by any Golden Bears’ football team until 2010.
Western New England won its first five games of the 1975 season and was ranked fourth nationally before Bill (who was the top-rated passer in the nation) suffered an injury, which ended his career. He finished with over 1900 yards passing and 25 touchdowns in 13 contests.
For his contributions, Bill was the recipient of the team’s DJ St. Germain MVP Trophy as a senior. He served as an assistant coach working with the defensive backs for five years, including the team’s first varsity season in 1981.
Bill also was a pitcher on the Western New England baseball team for two years.
Bill now resides in Chicopee, Massachusetts with his wife Mary and their sons Ryan (24) and Colin (21).