Stoneham High School

High School  І   Town of Stoneham

Athletic Hall of Fame




Hall of Fame Inductees - Class of 2010


  Bill McDonough
1979 - Hockey


Coach Dick Burns said “Bill McDonough was an outstanding high school and college hockey player.  During my 25 years coaching in the Middlesex League (Reading- Stoneham-Lexington) Bill would rank as one of the top 2-3 players I had the privilege to coach”. 

In his sophomore year Bill was second on the team in scoring and represented Stoneham in the Middlesex League All Star game. He ended his junior season with 17 goals and 35 assists for 52 points which set a new SHS scoring record by 10 points that had stood for 13 years. McDonough received the Middlesex League trophy as outstanding underclassman.

Along with Bob Powers and Steve Sullivan, he formed the highest scoring line in the league scoring 47-75-112. As a senior he led the Middlesex League in scoring with 23-31-54, edging Jack Fahey of Burlington by 3 points and Melrose’s Andy Brickley who finished third.  Bill broke his previous year’s school record with 54 points (54-52).  He was runner up in league MVP voting—named First Team All Scholastic by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald American. During his high school career, McDonough played three years in the Middlesex League All-Star game, had 128 points in his career comprising of 49 goals and 79 assists which were the most points, most goals and most assists. He was named to the official Middlesex League All Star team by coaches’ vote.  Bill tied for highest scoring line with 127 points – Stoneham -McDonough-Simpson-Borretti—Melrose-Brickley-Kimball- Rose.

McDonough attended Phillips Andover Academy for one year and received a four-year scholarship to Boston College where he had 37 goals and 60 assists for 97 points during his college career. He was tri-captain of the 1983-84 team and received the most improved player award during the 1982-83 campaign. The 1983 team won the Beanpot and the 1984 team made it to the Final 8.

Bill is a Sales First Vice President for John Hancock.  He resides in Andover with his wife Kathy and their children, Alanna, Siobhan, and Liam.

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