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Ed Race - Messmer / Racine St. Cat's / Pulaski / Cudahy

03/01/1996, 12:00am CST
By Wisconsin Sports Network

Inducted in 1996

Graduate of Pio Nono High School- 1933 (Now Thomas More), B.S. in Philosophy and English - Loyola Marymount – 1937, Physical Education and Education - UWM - 1942-1943, Master's Degree Guidance and Counseling - Marquette University – 1962, Sports Medicine - Certification - Mount Sinai Hospital- 1962-1963, Philosophy and Aquinas - Lecture Series - Marquette - 1940's and 1950's.


St. Benedict HS, 1938-1941: Head Coach football and basketball Won 16 Lost 5
Messmer HS, 1941-1947: Head Coach - football, hockey, boxing and baseball. Won 25 Lost 8 Tied 4
St. Francis Minor Seminary (now Thomas More), 1947-1948: Head Coach football, hockey, boxing - baseball- 2nd place standing Won 5 Lost 2
Racine St. Catherine HS - 1948-1961 - 6 championships and 6-2nd place. Head coach football and baseball. Asst. basketball coach to John McGuire. Won 80 Lost 31 Tied 6
PulaskiHS,1961-1962: Introduced Belly Series. Won 8 Lost O
Cudahy High School, 1962-69: Head Coach football and volleyball
Asst. track coach Won 27 Lost 25 Tied 4

Milwaukee Catholic All-stars, Asst. Coach, 1946 - played St. Paul Minnesota Catholic All-stars at St. Paul Won 6-0
Milwaukee Catholic All-stars, Head Coach, 1947 – played St. Paul Minnesota Catholic All-stars at Marquette Stadium TIed 0-0
Member of Milwaukee Catholic Coach's Assoc., 1941-61
Member of Milwaukee Suburban Coach's Assoc., 1961-68
Member of St. Benedict HS Alumni Assoc. - still active
Organized-developed RaceWay to Fitness - a conditioning regimen to enhance athletic performance in any sport via aeROPEcs

Received Youth Award (1958) at banquet given by St, Mary's Czestochowa for outstanding record of builder of men and a family man.
Presented with "This Is Your Life" (1955) by Racine St. Catherine's Pep Club. Community invited.
Presented with "Certificate of Appreciation" (1957) for valuable leadership and training rendered to youth of Racine - given by friends of Racine St. Catherine's and community of Racine.
Awarded by American Red Cross for volunteer services teaching all levels of swimming and life saving.
Inducted into "Hall of Fame" Loyola Marymount University, California, for football, 1935-1937 and hockey - 1935-1937.
In 1985 "The Milwaukee Magazine" selected him as one of the 85 most interesting personalities in Milwaukee.

Ed was born and raised on banks of the Monongahela River, Pittsburgh, Pa. Uncle brought him to Milwaukee and enrolled him in Pio Nono High School where he played football, basketball and baseball, earning all-state honors in basketball. Recruited by Loyola Marymount, Ed played blocking back in the Notre Dame shifting offense. He played 4 years of football and 3 years of hockey. In football, as an independent, Loyola played the likes of USC and UCLA. The hockey team won the Pacific Coast championship three years in a row, gaining a place in the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth, Minnesota. Ed was All-Pacific-Coast goalie two years and was the only goalie on this planet, who scored a goal. Bob Ripley featured this in his "Believe-it-or-not" column.

Tag(s): Hall of Fame