William J. Kairit
William J. Kairit
Hometown: Bridgewater, MA
Team: Football

William J. Kairit '75
Hometown: Bridgewater, MA
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1987

Bill Kairit attended high school at the Bridgewater-RayhamRegional High School in Mass. Currently he and wife and childrenreside in Batesville, Miss. where Bill coaches the varsity highschool baseball team as well as JV football. Incidentally hisbaseball team has won 2 regional titles. In high school he playedfootball, basketball and baseball. In football he was named to theBoston Globe All Scholastic Team, as well as garnering the samehonors from the Brockton Enterprise and the Taunton Gazette. Inbasketball he was named to the all league basketball team twice aswell as being captain of his high school team. When Bill was notplaying some kind of ball, he and his dad were out pursuing anotherlove, duck hunting. Bill arrived at Brown in the 70's when JohnAnderson was beginning to build what many still consider some ofBrown's finest football teams. As a tight end on the freshman teamBill led the team in receptions. Moving up to the varsity, hestarted seven games at tight end, caught seventeen passes, one fora touchdown. As a junior he started every game, scoring twotouchdowns while catching fourteen passes. He capped the year bybeing named Honorable Mention All Ivy. Senior Year he switchedpositions and became the best nose-tackle in the league, whileleading a defense that was fourth in the nation against the run andeighth nationally in total defense. It was very fitting that Billwas awarded the War Memorial Trophy "as player who contributed mostto Brown football." Bill received further recognition as one ofBrown's finest players when he was chosen first team All-Ivy aswell as first team All ECAC. Many things have happened since youngBill Kairit left Bridgewater and arrived in Mississippi. In the1974 Brown Football Press Guide he stated that he wanted to be ahigh school coach. As usual Bill has achieved his goal.