Hoops Hall of Fame Welcomes Ephs

The New England Basketball Hall of Fame honored a slew of Ephs in October, including the 2002-03 men’s team, which compiled a 31-1 record and was the first New England Div. III team to win the NCAA.

The team’s coach, Dave Paulsen ’87, also was inducted into the hall of fame for his career with the Ephs. Now the head coach of Bucknell’s men’s team, he guided Williams to a 170-53 record from 2001 to 2008 and twice was selected Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Honoree Jim Frew ’99, a VP of business development at the J.M. Huber Corp. in Houston, was a four-year letter winner at Williams during a period in which the basketball team went 96-17. He was the program’s all-time leader in assists and helped the Ephs reach three NCAA tournaments and advance to the Final Four twice.

In the media category, Williams’ Dick Quinn was the first sports information director in Div. III to gain entry into the hall of fame. He’s been director for 21 years, covering 32 varsity teams.