William G. Wise
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Baseball, Men's Basketball, Football
1927
1980

Biography

Wise was a three-sport star at Holy Cross, playing football, baseball, and basketball.  In his junior year in 1925, he helped the football team defeat Harvard for the first time (7-6), and the squad followed it up with a second consecutive victory in the series in 1926, a 19-14 come-from-behind win.  In his last two seasons, the football team went 15-3-2, and his leadership was instrumental in the program's emergence in the 1920s as an eastern power. 

Following graduation, Wise went into teaching and coaching at Cathedral High in Springfield, Mass.  He passed away in 1981.