Willie is a native of Dublin, Ireland, where he played semi-pro soccer for two different clubs. In 1967 he moved to Canada where he played for the Kitchener Rangers before settling in Rochester in 1969. He coached Brockport Soccer club teams and the Rochester Mavericks and got involved with New York West's Olympic Development Program in 1984.
He was the head coach of the SUNY Brockport Men's team from 1994 to 1996, and served as NY West's Director of Coaching from 1996 to 2000.
After serving as an assistant coach for the Syracuse Salty Dogs in the A-League, he is now an assistant with the Rochester Rhinos. Wille is the current head coach for the Finger Lakes Community College men's soccer team and also the Director of Coaching Education for the Rochester Jr. Rhinos. He holds a USSF A License, a US Youth Soccer National Youth License, an NSCAA Advanced National License, and an NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma.
Willie and his partner Joan live in Webster, NY.