June 17, 2005
Raphael Cerrato has stepped down from his post as assistant baseball coach at Brown University to accept a position at the University of New Haven. Cerrato will become the Associate Head Coach for the Chargers. This past season, he helped lead the Bears to a 14-6 record in the Ivy League, their best finish ever.
Cerrato first came to Brown in 2001 after serving as the top assistant at the University of Massachusetts for three years, coordinating recruiting and the organization of the UMass youth clinics.
"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," said Brown Head Coach Marek Drabinksi.
Cerrato 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
A national search for Cerrato's replacement will begin immediately.