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Ahern, William

William Ahern '48
  • Sport: Basketball
  • Years Attended: 1944-1948
  • Lieutenant U.S. Navy
  • Inducted in 1981

Bill Ahern’s basketball took off as a high school student at Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School. He was captain of his team, leading scorer, and First Team-All League of Alameda. Ahern arrived on the Mission campus to play forward for Santa Clara, and had a stellar career as a Bronco. Ahern and teammate, Holm, helped lead their 1945-46 team to 3-0 league start.  After graduating from Santa Clara University he obtained a law degree from the University of San Francisco before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. Bill Ahern reached the rank of Lieutenant before leaving the U.S. Navy.

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