A photograph of the Springfield College Basketball Team, unknown year. The team is on a court with four in front, including the head Coach Edward Bilik, and the rest of the team, coaches and managers lined up behind them. There is basketball in front of the four. This is believed to have been taken in Memorial Field House on the campus of Springfield College.
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Bilik began teaching physical education at Springfield College in 1959. He earned his BS and MS at Springfield College (1957, 1962) and his Ed.D. at the University of Oregon (1966). Bilik was head basketball coach at Springfield College from 1966 to 1986, during which he compiled an outstanding 322-196 overall record for a.622 winning percentage. He then became director of athletics at Springfield College, where he worked until his retirement in 1999. In 2011, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) awarded him the prestigious Metropolitan Award.