Billy is originally from Penn Hills, Pennslyvania and came to Dallas to swim for SMU. He was captain of the SMU Swim Team in 1979 and was a 3 time NCAA Division I All-American and a 1976 Olympic Trial finalist. He was 5 time member of the USA National Team and was inducted in to the Pennslyvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. He is owner of the White Rock Construction, Inc. and is married to Carol and they have four children. Billy started coaching for DAM in 2009.