This photograph shows the Springfield College men’s basketball team. The players shown are [clockwise from bottom] Mike Gonyea, Dave Greenburg, Scott Herron, Fred Davis, Steve Parham, co-captain Tony Jeffreys, co-captain Bob Powers, Kevin O’Keefe, Sterling Hammond, Tyrone Settles, Buddy Clarke, Ron Goguen, Paul Daly, [center - clockwise from bottom] head Coach Ed Bilik, Assistant Harold Drowne, Manager Bill Boland, Assistant Francisco Diez, and Assistant Ray Ricketts. The team had a 20-9 season record.
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Edward R. 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.