As an assistant with the Saints, Racey was a major factor in the program's four consecutive MAAC Championships in the mid-90's and trip to the 1995 NCAA Tournament.
Prior to coming to Siena, Racey compiled an astounding 152-16 record during seven seasons as the head volleyball coach at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School. While at RCS, his teams were perennially ranked among the top-10 in New York State.
In addition to coaching stints at Ithaca and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Racey also coached in the Empire State Games from 1988-1995, where he guided his teams to three bronze medals and one silver medal.
Racey is a 1981 graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland, where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in physical education and a minor in psychology. He then received his master's degree in education with a concentration in sports psychology from Ithaca College. While at Cortland, Racey is credited with starting the school's first club volleyball team.
Racey and his wife, Kelly, reside in Ravena, N.Y. and are avid outdoorspeople who enjoy skiing, mountain biking and kayaking. He has run in two marathons and still trains for several road races each year.