July 2, 2008


Raffo Becomes Head Coach at Arkansas State 


Tommy Raffo has been named head coach at Arkansas State.


An assistant coach at Mississippi State for the past 15 years, Raffo primarily worked with hitters and outfielders as well as served as recruiting coordinator. With Raffo, the Bulldogs made three trips to the College World Series. MSU hit .300 or better as a team in eight of the past 11 seasons.


Raffo coached seven All-Americans and four Academic All-Americans. During his time at MSU, 49 Bulldogs were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft.


A native of Orange Park, Fla., Raffo was co-captain of the 1990 Mississippi State team that played in the College World Series. He was a two-time Academic All-American and three-time Academic All-SEC. Raffo was first team All-SEC in 1989 and 1990 and second team All-American in 1990.


Raffo earned a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from MSU in 1990. He and his wife, Paula, have three children.



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