Framingham State University Director of Athletics Tom Kelley is pleased to announce the hiring of Bill Raynor as the Rams new head men’s basketball coach.
“We are excited to have someone with the knowledge and experience of Bill leading our men’s basketball program,” said Kelley. “Bill has a track record of success and over 30 years of coaching under his belt at the collegiate and junior college level.”
Raynor takes over the Framingham State men’s basketball program after spending 12 seasons as the head coach at nearby MassBay Community College. While at MassBay, Raynor led the Buccaneers to the NJCAA New England Region XXI Championship in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2017 and was named the National District XIII Coach of the Year (NJCAA) after each of those titles. Raynor oversaw all aspects of the men’s basketball program including monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes, practice planning and recruiting.
Raynor’s collegiate coaching experience also includes a stint at Holy Cross between 1994-1999 where he served as both the head coach and as an assistant coach. Raynor was also an assistant coach at Brown University and Harvard University.
Raynor has received several awards during his coaching career including being inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007 and being inducted into the Brown University Hall of Fame in 2009. Raynor received the Spirit of MassBay Award in 2011 and was the commencement speaker at MassBay's graduation in 2015.
Raynor holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and earned his master’s degree in Counseling from Antioch College. Raynor completed Senior Executives in Satate in Local Government Training through the John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2002 and became a certified trainer in gender violence prevention and education through the Center for the Study of Sport in Society in 2004.