Eddie Race

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Born22 October 1914
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died23 May 2005
CitizenshipUnited States of America
OccupationFootball coach

Edward Joseph Race (22 October 1914 – 23 May 2005) was an American football coach from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Early life

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, his Uncle brought him to Milwaukee and enrolled him in Pio Nono High School where he played football, basketball, and baseball, earning all-conference and WCIAA all-state honors in basketball for the 1932-33 season. In 1933, he was recruited by Loyola Marymount University in California, he played 4 years of football and 3 years of hockey. As the goalkeeper, he helped the Loyola Hockey team to a 47-5-2 record and two Hoover Cup Championships. He graduated in 1937 with a B.S. in Philosophy and English.[1] He was also cast as a hockey player in the 1937 film The Game That Kills.[2]

Coaching career

  • From 1938 -1941, he taught and established the athletic program at St. Benedict the Moor School in Milwaukee, coaching football, and basketball.[3]
  • From 1941 – 1947, he taught and coached football, hockey, boxing, and baseball at Messmer High School (Milwaukee).[3]
  • In 1947 -1948, he coached football, hockey, boxing, and baseball at St. Francis Minor Seminary (now Saint Thomas More High School (Milwaukee)).[3]
  • At St. Catherine's High School (Racine, Wisconsin), from 1948 to 1961, Ed was the head coach for football (80-31-6) and baseball, and the assistant basketball coach. In that time, his football teams produce 6 conference championships and went undefeated for 3 seasons straight (1955,1956,1957), which set a city record for championships in-a-row and winning streak (24 games).[3][4][5]
  • In 1961, he coached football at Casimir Pulaski High School in Milwaukee. The next year, he moved to Cudahy High School, coaching football and volleyball until 1969, retiring from there in 1983.[3]
  • In the summers, he taught at Knute Rockne summer camp in northern Wisconsin.

Awards and honors

  • Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame 1996[3]
  • Loyola Marymount University Hall of Fame 1993[1]
  • St. Thomas More High School Alumni Hall of Fame 1996[6]
  • St. Thomas More High School Athletic Hall of Fame 1997[7]
  • St. Catherine's High School Hall of Fame 1998[8]
  • 1985 named "One of the Most Interesting People in Town" by Milwaukee Magazine[9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hall of Fame". lmulions.com. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  2. "Biography". imbd.com. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Wisconsin Sports Network. "Ed Race - Messmer / Racine St. Cat's / Pulaski / Cudahy". wifca.org. Wisconsin Football Coaches Association. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  4. "St. Mary's of Milwaukee to Honor Angels' Eddie Race". The Journal Times. 19 January 1958. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  5. Trower, Ralph (10 November 1957). "Angels' 3 Titles in a Row Sets City School Record". The Journal Times. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  6. "Ed Race" (PDF). tmore.org. St. Thomas More High School. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  7. "Ed Race" (PDF). tmore.org. St. Thomas More High School. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  8. Luehr, Robb (16 April 1998). "St. Catherine's Hall of Fame opens its doors". The Journal Times. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  9. Editors, The (1 January 1985). "The 85 Most Interesting People in Town The cream of Cream City: eighty-five of Milwaukee's most fascinating folks". 1. 10. Retrieved 2 March 2021. {{cite journal}}: |last1= has generic name (help)

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