William Coffey

 Coffey William "Bill" Coffey
Baseball, 1965

This 2017 Hall of Fame inductee was a three sport athlete.  Bill was a 1963 Danbury High School graduate.  On the football field, Bill played both offensive and defensive end and was kicker for Coach Ed "Copper" Crotty.  For the basketball team he was a guard and on the track team he participated in the high jump.

After his graduation from Danbury High School Bill has remained involved in athletics as a community and a civic leader.  Along with Dick Murray, Bill was a founder of the Labor Day Softball Tournament.  He played in the Industrial Softball League with Capitol Machine.  He has kept the clock for football games for both Danbury High School and Western Connecticut State University.  Bill was a basketball referee and served as commissioner of the old Western Connecticut Conference and the FCIAC and MBIAC leagues.

Since 1966 Bill has been a member of the Padanaram Hose Company 3 serving as captain for several years.  In that capacity he has worn many hats and earned several awards. At the Danbury Memorial Day parade, Bill can be observed proudly marching with his fellow volunteer firefighters.

Bill is also active in the Dusty Golf League, the Danbury Yacht Club, and is a former member of the Danbury High School Booster Club.  At one time he was also a City of Danbury council member.  An active member of the Danbury Old Timers Association, he has served as president, vice-president, and treasurer.