TIPPECANOE - Earlier this week we lost Triton Athletic Hall of Famer Bill Moriarty. Bill was inducted with the Class of 2013 as a contributor.
Just after graduating from Tippecanoe High School in 1943, Bill began driving the bus as a substitute driver for Tippecanoe schools. He drove as a substitute until he was hired full time in August of 1957. Bill drove for Tippecanoe schools until the consolidation with Bourbon and Etna Green in 1963. At that time, he became a full-time driver for the Triton School Corporation until his retirement in 2007, after 49 years of service to the schools.
Many people knew Bill from his days as owner of Moriarity’s Market in Tippecanoe. As the owner of the local grocery store, Bill had little time to be driving athletic trips for the Triton School Corporation. But when he sold the grocery store after 30 years of ownership, he would drive every athletic trip he could. In fact, Bill received two state championship rings as the bus driver for the 2000 and 2001 Girls Basketball State Championship teams.
Bill supported the Triton Athletic Department in more ways than just driving the bus to athletic events. Bill was one of the most loyal fans of Triton Athletics and he could be found at every girls and boys basketball game. He was usually one of the first to arrive at the gym and always brought with him a contagious smile. Bill displayed the true meaning of being a contributor and always showed his Trojan pride. The Triton Athletic Department is proud to say that we had the best bus driver in Bill!
The Triton Athletic Department staff and Hall of Fame Selection Committee would like to express our sincere condolences to Bill's family and friends. May your memories of Bill give you peace and comfort.