Ray coached 3 years at Colby, Kansas, 9 years at Eagle Grove, Iowa (Home of George Martin), 7 years at Berlin, WI, 4 years at New Berlin, WI and 4 years at Spring Green, WI. Ray also was Head Coach of the Iowa State Cyclones and guided them to a 4th place NCAA finish and won the Big 6 Conference Championship (Now Big 8).
His total high school coaching record shows 243 wins, 57 losses and 4 ties. Included were 5 undefeated seasons, 2 State Champions, 2 Runner ups, 2 Thirds and other assorted places.
Coach Stone was also President of the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association.
Many outstanding wrestlers have wrestled under Ray including Glen Brand, 174 lb. Olympic Champion and NCAA Champ; Ron Gray, 147 lb. NCAA Champ and Outstanding Wrestler, and his son Jack, a two time Wisconsin State Champion, with a record of 97-3-1.
On top of all that Ray was an outstanding wrestler himself, having won an Iowa State Championship, and three Iowa State College Conference Championships, and placed 2nd in the National AAU.