Nebraska high school’s all-time leading scorer, Bill Holliday, passes away

William Holliday
Courtesy: Higby-McQuiston Mortuary

AURORA, Neb. (KLKN) — The all-time leading scorer in Nebraska high school basketball has passed away.

William “Bill” Holliday died on Sunday at his home in Aurora at the age of 81.

Holliday scored 2,748 points in his career at Wilsonville High School and was picked as an all-state player for three-straight years. He was the state’s leading scorer in 1959 at 890 points. He averaged more than 30 points a game in at least two seasons.

Bill Holliday

Courtesy: Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame

After his playing career, he went on to be a successful coach, leading Aurora High School to the 1976 state championship as its head coach.

Holliday was a member of the inaugural class of Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 at the North Shore Church in Hastings. The visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Memorials may be made in care of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes or the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame.


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