Bill Massey

Inducted 2011

There are no small-time sports according to Bill Massey. And because of that, thousands of high school students get to participate in interscholastic competition every year.


Massey, a South Florida native, is the athletic director at Boca Raton High School after serving in a similar role at Spanish River High School down the street. Massey's biggest contribution to high school athletics was when he began the process of making boys volleyball and girls flag football recognized FHSAA sports. He developed a partnership with the NFL Youth Sports office to promote flag football nationwide. The FHSAA flag football championship became the first ever offered within the National Federation.


Massey won the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach County Sports Program of the Year 15 times through his work at Spanish River and Boca Raton. In 2003, he was inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame. 


Going beyond the local area, Massey has dedicated much of time teaching other athletic administrators how to be career professionals in the business. As one of a handful of Certified Master Athletic Administrators in the state, he has been on the national faculty of the ASEP Coaches Education Program and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrator's Association Leadership Training Program. Massey has been an FIAAA member since 1983, serves on its Board of Directors, and was a past president in 2005.


Massey's leadership with coaching education started a school district requirement for coaching education in Palm Beach County, which was the first of its kind in the state of Florida. Through his hard work and dedication, Massey was given the NIAAA State Award of Merit in 2005.