A former outside linebacker and special teams player for the University of Notre Dame under Coach Lou Holtz from 1992 to 1996, William Wagasy graduated with an accounting degree and a second major in philosophy in 1996. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University in 2000 and his master’s degree in dispute resolution from Pepperdine in 2001. Following the attacks of 9/11, he enlisted in the Navy. He is a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL, having completed four combat tours from 2002 to 2012, three to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and one to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In the SEAL teams, his specialties included being a lead sniper, a lead breacher, a JTAC and a lead navigator.
After his time in the Navy, he served as the director of veteran's outreach for the Gary Sinise Foundation and continues to be an official ambassador for the foundation as well as works with TAPS and the Orange County Community Foundation's veteran initiative. Currently, William is the Vice President of National Sales, National Commercial Services for Commonwealth Land Title Company as well as for Fidelity National Title Group for Home Builder Services. He provides national commercial services for national accounts and major projects from coast to coast and has accounts in New York City, Texas, Colorado and California. He also is an inspirational and motivational public speaker, having spoken on the Patriot Tour with Marcus Luttrell of Lone Survivor, as well as to major corporations such as, imortgage, Shea Homes, Tri Pointe, Zellman Associates and Orbis, as well as universities and sports teams such as the Texas A&M football team, Ohio State football team, Pepperdine Law School and the U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team.