Bill graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in Physical Sciences and also served as a Senior Pilot in the Air Force from 1985-1999. Much of his coaching experience is of the high-performance variety, including time as an instructor and evaluator pilot for the T-38, E-3, and U-2 aircraft. He is currently a Captain with a major airline. Bill obtained a Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor certification in 2014 before transitioning his own training towards barbell-based strength training. Bill has had several articles published by Starting Strength and was a guest speaker at the 2016 Starting Strength Coaches Association Conference and the 2018 Starting Strength Strength-Con.