|Title:||Associate Head Coach/Pitching Coach|
John Raiola completed his first season as the pitching coach of the Western New England University baseball team in 2016.
Raiola brings over seven years of college-level coaching experience to Dan Gomez's staff, most recently as head coach of the New England Collegiate Baseball League's (NECBL) Valley Blue Sox, and as the pitching coach at Bridgton Academy in Maine. In addition to working with four different NECBL teams, he gained experience as an assistant at Keene State College from 2009-2014 after spending a year at the College of Santa Fe.
A 2008 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Raiola earned his Bachelor of Science degree in journalism before earning his Master's of Education degree in school counseling from Keene State in 2013.
In addition to his duties with the baseball team, Raiola also serves as the Coordinator of Programs, Students in Transition in Western New England's Freshmen and Transfer Student Group.