Athletic Hall of Fame 1992 - Havens

William S. Havens

Bill Havens was the first Director of Athletics at Alfred State College.  In 1952, he would start what would become one of the country's most comprehensive and successful athletic programs.  From 1952-1958, Bill coached men's basketball.  In 1957, Havens would introduce wrestling as a college sport at Alfred.  He would coach wrestling and cross country until 1967.  He also taught physical education, directed the intramural program, and helped develop the Lake Lodge and ski resort at Alfred.  In 1976, Bill was inducted as the only charter member of the Region III Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Bill Havens passed away in 1977, but his influence lives in these halls today.