|Years at Brown:||5th Season|
Raphael Cerrato begins his fifth season as a member of Coach Drabinski's staff. Cerrato is the lead hitting and infield instructor on the staff, and coordinates the recruitment of prospective student-athletes. Along with head coach Drabinski, Cerrato organizes the Brown University Summer and Fall clinics. Last season, the Bears had six players bat over .300 under Cerrato's instruction. "Raph has done an outstanding job with the hitters and infielders since he's been at Brown. Having him here has been a huge plus," says Head Coach Marek Drabinksi. Prior to arriving at Brown, Cerrato served as the top assistant at the University of Massachusetts for three years, coordinating recruiting and the organization of the UMass youth clinics. He also served as the head coach of the Rhode Island Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, a prestigious summer league sanctioned by the NCAA and funded by Major League Baseball. In addition, he spent time as the assistant baseball coach at the University of Rhode Island, and worked as an assistant coach with the Knickerbocker Baseball Club of the Northeastern Collegiate Baseball League. Cerrato graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1994, with a major in Physical Education and Health, and is currently enrolled in the master's degree program in Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts. He was a member of the Rams baseball team from 1989-1993, making the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team in 1991. A native of Enfield, Connecticut, Cerrato now resides in Providence.