Bill Ward joined the St. Mary's sailing coaching staff in the fall of 2006 as the assistant coach. However, his official title has changed to the Director of Sailing.
In nearly 15 years of collegiate coaching, Ward's teams have won five national championships. He also had the honor of coaching Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
In 2008, Ward was named the National Coach of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Sailing Committee. He was also on the coaching staff of the U.S. Sailing Team for the 2007 Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ward served as the team leader/head coach for the U.S. Inter Collegiate Sailing Association Team competing in the BUSA Tour in England and Ireland in 2005.
He graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1996, where he was a two-time All-America honorable mention (1994 and 1995) and team captain. Ward led Georgetown to the program's first-ever appearances at the ICSA Dinghy and Sloop National Championships.