Bill Kirsch was a former two-sport standout at Siena College, playing basketball and baseball. He also served as the Saints’ head basketball coach and athletic director at both the Division I and II levels. Kirsch became the head coach and athletic director in 1972, and he served as the head coach until 1982, when he vacated the position to devote full-time to the AD job. He guided his 1973-74 Division II squad into NCAA regional play. In ten years, Kirsch won 142 games and lost 111. He also coached the Junior College of Albany to a 78-19 mark.