Bill was awarded Coach of the Year in the International category. The announcement reads:
Bill is a NCCP Level 4 curling coach. By leading international coach and instructor seminars as well as contributing articles to major curling periodicals and curling instruction publications, Bill has provided a strong contribution to the sport of curling both internationally and within Canada. Bill has coached Canadian gold medal winning Senior Men’s and Women’s teams at three World Senior Curling Championships. He was also invited to coach team New Zealand at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games and Team China at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Bill is the creator and a major contributor of a series of coaching essays entitled “A Pane in the Glass: A Coach’s Companion” for which all the proceeds go to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation.