Before Bill Ranauro came to New Hampshire to pursue a career as a teacher and coach, he grew up in the suburbs west of Boston in the 1960s and 70s. Much of his youth was spent developing an intense passion for sports, especially baseball and the Boston Red Sox. After graduating high school, Bill attended Framingham State College, where he pursued his goal of playing college athletics. Following graduation in 1978, Bill entered the teaching profession, where he taught history and continued his love affair with athletics as a coach of high school sports. Bill retired from teaching in 2016 after thirty-seven years, the last thirty-one at Fall Mountain Regional High School in Langdon, New Hampshire.
“West of Boston: Growing Up Red Sox in a Yankee Household” is Bill’s first book. He has previously authored articles published in Scholastic Coach magazine and The Forum, a journal for the New England History Teachers Association. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire with his wife Lisa, and has two grown children, Daniel and Emily.