"Raphael brings four years of Division I experience at a great program, one of the top three in New England," said Brown Head Coach Marek Drabinski. "He worked with the hitters at UMass, and we're looking forward to having him working with our guys here. He's incredibly enthusiastic and energetic, and we're very excited to have him on our staff."
Prior to arriving at Brown, Cerrato served as the top assistant at the University of Massachusetts, 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.