William D. "Hank" Massa
July 28, 1925
May 19, 2015
Huntington Station, NY
1947-48 New Britain State Teachers College (College)
1948-49 New Britain State Teachers College (College)
1949-50 New Britain State Teachers College (College)
1950-51 Bristol Tramps (EBL-Ct)
1950-51 Torrington Howards (EBL-Ct)
1951-52 Manchester British Americans (ABL)
1954-55 Torrington Howards (CSL)
Massa, from Corona, Queens, went into the U.S. Navy after graduating from high school to serve at the end of World War 2. The 6'4 Massa played basketball at State Teachers College in New Britain, Connecticut (now Central Connecticut State University) and played a few seasons of basketball in the American League and the Eastern Professional League in Connecticut. He went on to teach in the Hicksville Public School System.
Bill married Patricia in 1965. He had one son and two daughters.