William J Bynon

About This Inductee

William “Bill” Bynon was involved in football, basketball, wrestling and track for 29 years.  William played on unbeaten grid teams in his sophomore, junior and senior years at Kingston High School. In his senior year (1936) the team won the state title. Bill also participated on the basketball, wrestling and track teams his junior and senior years at Kingston. Two years after graduating from Kingston he made the LaSalle College varsity team as an end and received a scholarship. He was named to the All-East second team behind the great Edgar “Special Delivery” Jones of Pitt who later starred for the Cleveland Browns. Bill also made the Little All American team. After leaving LaSalle, he was signed by the Detroit Lions for a $3200.00 no cut contract. He arrived in Dolgeville (upper state New York) in 1943 and was head football coach there for 20 years. He needed two more victories to achieve 100 football victories. His record was 98 wins, 27 losses and two ties. He was also Athletic Director at the school. In 1960 Bynon was chosen as Dolgevilles “Citizen of the Year” and was honored at a largely attended banquet. An article in the Sunday Independent newspaper in 1970 stated that the Board of Education in Dolgeville, New York agreed to a proposal to name the school’s athletic field in memory of William “Bill” Bynon.  Bynon has been described as the greatest athletic coach in Dolgeville history. William passed away on 9/14/1969.