Bill Race is one of the finest football coaches in not only Chautauqua County history, but also New York State. Falconer Central School is proud he decided to make his home in this area.
Race came to Falconer as a physical education teacher back in September of 1962 and that fall he was an assistant under Coach Skip Mathieson. Then he took over what has become one of the top-flight Class C programs in Western New York and across the Empire State. Thanks to what ranks as one of his greatest seasons with a school record ten wins and two defeats in 1994, Race had compiled a 32- year record of 169-91-6 as the Golden Falcons' mentor at the time of his induction into the CSHOF, ranking ninth on the active list of state coaches. By his retirement in 1995 he had accumulated 174 wins. That career number of wins was the most ever by a Chautauqua County football coach at one school and edged out former Jamestown-Salamanca Coach Joe Sanfilippo who had 170 victories.