Horan made the Crusader baseball
team as a freshman, and posted a 12-2 record as a pitcher under
head coach and fellow Hall of Famer Jesse Burkett. His
sophomore season, Holy Cross posted a 30-2 record, with Horan
10-1-1 on the mound. In four seasons, his record was
Basketball returned as a varsity
sport during his sophomore season, and Horan was a three-year
starter at guard. The 1921-22 team won the New England Championship
with a 17-3 record. This was the first Crusader basketball
team to attract national recognition. They were invited to compete
in the National Championship at Kansas City but had to decline
because many of the players were on the baseball team which was to
take a Southern trip. Hall of Famers on that squad were Ownie
Carroll, Chick Gagnon, Hop Riopel and Horan. The following
year, Horan served as captain of the basketball team.
After graduation Bill soon became associated with the movie industry. He joined the Warner Bros. Pictures and served for over 25 years as a salesman and later became eastern district sales manager before retiring in 1961. He passed away in 1981.