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-Rayham Regional High School in Mass. Currently he and wife and children reside in Batesville, Miss. where Bill coaches the varsity high school baseball team as well as JV football. Incidentally his baseball team has won 2 regional titles. In high school he played football, basketball and baseball. In football he was named to the Boston Globe All Scholastic Team, as well as garnering the same honors from the Brockton Enterprise and the Taunton Gazette. In basketball he was named to the all league basketball team twice as well as being captain of his high school team. When Bill was not playing some kind of ball, he and his dad were out pursuing another love, duck hunting. Bill arrived at Brown in the 70's when John Anderson was beginning to build what many still consider some of Brown's finest football teams. As a tight end on the freshman team Bill led the team in receptions. Moving up to the varsity, he started seven games at tight end, caught seventeen passes, one for a touchdown. As a junior he started every game, scoring two touchdowns while catching fourteen passes. He capped the year by being named Honorable Mention All Ivy. Senior Year he switched positions and became the best nose-tackle in the league, while leading a defense that was fourth in the nation against the run and eighth nationally in total defense. It was very fitting that Bill was awarded the War Memorial Trophy "as player who contributed most to Brown football." Bill received further recognition as one of Brown's finest players when he was chosen first team All-Ivy as well as first team All ECAC. Many things have happened since young Bill Kairit left Bridgewater and arrived in Mississippi. In the 1974 Brown Football Press Guide he stated that he wanted to be a high school coach. As usual Bill has achieved his goal.