Bill was Baltimore Orioles 1961 Major League Baseball draft pick who played under player/coach Cal Ripken Sr. and alongside the greatest hitter of all time, Pete Rose in the Florida State league.
Unfortunately, he had a career ending injury but his love for baseball kept him in the game and went on to coach at the University level and hold baseball clinics with Ted Williams of the Washington Senators and later was a scout for the Pittsburg Pirates.
After many years of Division 1 NCAA coaching, McAdams landed the Athletics Director position at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, Virginia overseeing great athletes who went on to play professional baseball and football to include Pete Schourek who signed with the New York Mets, Mike McQuerry with the Baltimore Ravens, and Lonnie Goldberg, drafted out of George Mason University to the Texas Rangers and currently holds the title of Vice President of personnel for the Kansas City Royals.
McAdams was one of the first athletes to play two pro sports as the quarterback for the semi pro team Annapolis Sailers (The Washington Redskins) and second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles playing behind one of the GREATEST infielders of all time, Brooks Robinson.
Sports was such a major part of Bill’s life. He mentored so many along the way that didn’t always have that “father figure” or were less fortunate. Those that he mentored shared with his wife of 54 years and 4 children how he changed their lives forever!
He loved kids of all ages and never stopped coaching on and off the field. He coached his sons and they went on to play college football and baseball.
His latest mentee was his only grandson, Luke, who is following in Grandpa Mac’s shoes playing both baseball and football.
He will be remembered for his positive, fun-loving attitude and how he always saw kids greatest potential. He encouraged them to rise above, focus on character more than accomplishments and use their talents to glorify God!
Thank you for carrying on his legacy by donating to a sports field that will serve so many in our community and beyond!
May he rest in peace in the arms of Jesus!