William E. Mullin '68
Hometown: Providence, RI
Year Inducted: 1998
Bill Mullin was selected to the very first All-American Rugby Team by the Eastern Rugby Union in 1968 as a fullback. The Providence, Rhode Island resident would surely have been a two or three-time All-American, but the Rugby Union did not name another national all-star team until 1982. However, Bill was recognized throughout his career by being selected to the New England Select Side, as well as being named MVP of the New York Seven-a-Side Tournament and the Harvard Business School Seven-a-Side Tournament.
With incredible speed and balance, Mullin’s gifted athleticism got him noticed, not only by coaches and players, but by Sport’s Illustrated, when he appeared in the “Faces in the Crowd” section that recognizes non-professional athletes.
The co-founder of the Providence Rugby Club, Mullin is beginning his 30th year at Moses Brown, serving in a variety of teaching, coaching, and administrative capacities, including twelve years as the Head of the Upper Schools.
Currently, Bill is serving as an Upper School English teacher and is the coach of the varsity golf team. He and his wife, Linda, have been married 28 years, and have two daughters, Kristin and Beth.