Bill Alhouse
Bill Alhouse
Organization: Stanford University (CA)
Year: 2000 Inductee

Bill Alhouse spent 16 years coaching at Stanford, first for Everett Dean from 1952 to 1955 and then during Dutch Fehring's entire career, from 1956 to 1967. The 1967 team featured current coach Mark Marquess, as a player.

In all but one season with Alhouse as an assistant, Stanford had a winning record, producing a 32-13 record (.711) in 1965, a 24-10-1 (.700) record in 1956 and setting the school-record for wins and winning percentage during the CWS run in 1967 by going 36-6-1 (.849). Stanford finished third in Omaha that season.

In eight of those seasons, the then-Indians placed first or second in the California Intercollegiate Baseball Association.

Alhouse was the recipient of the Tall Tree Award, given to the an outstanding Palo Alto volunteer. Along with time at Stanford, he finished his coaching career at Menlo School, and also coached at Gunn High School, a Nevada City high school and in the Netherlands. He was a co-founder of the local Babe Ruth and Little Leagues.

Having come of age during World War II, he enlisted in the Navy upon graduation from Stony Brook Prep in Stony Brook, New York, playing baseball at Hobart College and Grossse Ile Naval Air Station and St. Mary's Pre-Flight School.

After the War, he graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1949 with a degree in physical education. From 1946 to 1950, he played in the minor leagues.

He moved to Palo Alto in 1951, joining the real estate business first, and then the Indian coaching staff.

Alhouse was inducted into the Stony Brook Prep Hall of Fame in 1993 after a three-sport prep career starting in 1939.