Posted: 6:36 pm Monday, February 28th, 2011

Boca Raton AD Bill Massey elected to Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame 

By Matt Porter

Boca Raton High Athletic Director Bill Massey is among eight individuals to be inducted this year into the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Then-Spanish River athletic director Bill Massey poses for a photo in 2003, when he was elected into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

Then-Spanish River athletic director Bill Massey poses for a photo in 2003, when he was elected into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

During his 23 years at Spanish River and six at Boca Raton, Massey, 62, is credited with helping boys volleyball and girls flag football become FHSAA-recognized sports. He also developed a partnership with the National Football League to encourage nationwide youth participation in flag football participation.

Massey, who also spent a year as Suncoast’s AD, is a national faculty member of both the ASEP Coaches Education and NIAAA Leadership Training programs and was FIAAA president in 2005. He was inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame in 2003, and received the NIAAA State Award of Merit in 2005.

Joining Massey in the Class of 2011 are former Tampa Preparatory School girls volleyball coach Carol Chalu, former Astronaut High School girls basketball coach Gregg Hostetler and Naples High School softball coach Robert Iamurri; FHSAA Director of Eligibility Michael Colby; Fort Myers contest official Butch Goble; the late former Groveland High School student-athlete Austin “Red” Robbins; and Orlando area contest official Don Trawick.

Induction ceremonies will be held April 17 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville.

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