Baseball Adds Rakowski as Assistant Coach

Baseball Adds Rakowski as Assistant Coach

Rakowski spent the past six seasons at Holy Cross (Holy Cross Athletics).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Bill Decker, The Joseph J. O'Donnell '67 Head Coach for Harvard Baseball, has announced the addition of Ron Rakowski as the program's new assistant coach. Rakowski's primary responsibility will be to work with the Crimson pitchers.

"I am excited for our players and program that Ron will be our pitching coach moving forward. He brings a wealth of experience and success to the program and is truly passionate and enthusiastic in his ways; especially when it relates to the coaching, mentoring, and day to day relationships with players," said Decker. "Ron has a real positive feel and pulse for Harvard and the college baseball world in general. His recruiting experience locally and across the country will bring great value to what we have done in the past few years.  Coach Rakowski is a real hands on players coach and a perfect fit for our program; I am thrilled to have him on board."

Rakowski joins the Harvard staff after spending the past six seasons at Holy Cross. During his tenure with the Crusaders, Rakowski helped 27 players earn All-Patriot League recognition, including 10 pitchers. He mentored five players selected in the Major League Baseball draft while in Worcester, and helped the Crusaders to a 30-win season in 2016.

Prior to his time at Holy Cross, Rakowski was the head assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at Tacoma College from 2005-10. He helped lead Tacoma to the NWAACC playoffs during each of his five seasons, and helped place 40 players to four-year programs, with seven going to the Division I level.

Rakowski has also served as an assistant coach at Willamette, San Francisco State and DeAnza Junior College. Additionally, he serves as an instructor at the annual Stanford All-Star Baseball Camp.

A graduate of San Francisco State in 2002, Rakowski later received his master's degree from National University in 2009.