We are very excited to announce that after 30+ years of coaching, the legendary Bill Gillespie has officially joined the Sorinex team. As a Sorinex Strength Coach, Bill’s primary role will be to support our community with the knowledge and education he has gained in his 3+ decades of experience creating some of the strongest athletes in the world.
Bill is a native of Tacoma, Washington. He and his wife Anita, have two children, Cameron and Rachel.
He attended college at Liberty University, where he was a four-time All-American and two-time small college national champion in the shot put. He held the school record for 24 years with an outdoor mark of 55’ 8-1/2".
Bill is also a world-renowned and highly decorated weightlifter. He is a 92-time world record holder in the bench press (after a lift of 804.5 lbs. at the WABDL in 2009) and a 23-time world champion in the bench press.
Bill started off his career as an assistant strength and conditioning coach from 1983-1991 at Libery University. After leaving Liberty in 1991, Bill became a member of the strength and conditioning staff at Washington, where he coached for 11 years. He started off as an assistant coach in 1991 and was named Pac-10 Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. In 1999, he was promoted to the Director of Strength and Conditioning.
During his time there, Washington made nine bowl appearances and three consecutive trips to the Rose Bowl. In 2003, Bill joined the strength and conditioning staff for the Seattle Seahawks where he stayed until 2005 before making his return to Liberty as the Director of Strength and Conditioning.
Please join us in welcoming Bill to our team. We are beyond excited for the knowledge and possiblities he is bringing to the Bosco Brotherhood.