Mount Vernon, New York sports historian Bruce Fabricant features William “Bill” Collins with 79 others from diverse sports fame former Mount Vernon High School champions in his new book, “Mount Vernon, NY Sports Champions Heroes & Legends” . “Mount Vernon, NY Sports Champions Heroes & Legends” delivers a riveting and refreshing look at Mount Vernon’s best. Many of the heroes such as Gus Williams, Ben Gordon, Rodney McCray, Ken Singleton and Ralph Branca are well known.
Bill Collins went from Mount Vernon High School to attend Texas Christian University where he competed, coached and trained athletes for many decades. He is a World Champion 100 and 200 meter sprinter, holding numerous World and American records set in age group track competition. He has won 27 World Championship titles and 120 National Championship titles, and the count continues to grow each year.
Bill Collins is 70 years of age today. He is called, “Superman” by younger competitors as he holds 5 Masters World Records.
“Mount Vernon, NY Sports Champions Heroes & Legends” represents the most comprehensive attempt ever to tell the story of the city’s finest men and women athletes, coaches, sports authors, and lawyers. Author Bruce Fabricant’s painstaking research, interviews and words will give you a closer inside look than you’ve ever had before at Mount Vernon’s sports heroes.
Fabricant’s 600-page book captures 100-years of Mount Vernon, New York history with autobiographical details on the accomplishments of of 79 diverse individuals who achieved athletic success in college or in diverse professional sports.
Bill Collins is an awesome person and an encouraging “living testament” for anyone suffering from self-doubt or knowledge of a true understanding of the enormous capacity of the human spirit.
Bill Collins is motivated by his preparation to compete and his confidence to win races — when most others hang up their athletic shoes, champion-instincts and God-given drive.
BRUCE FABRICANT is the author of several books about Mount Vernon, including Remembering Mount Vernon, NY The Place We Called Home. He was an executive vice president at Grey Advertising’s public relations firm before opening his own firm, Fabricant Public Relations, in 1991. He now lives in Somers, NY.
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