Scott Kunert enters his second season as head coach of the Warriors. In his time there, he has coached one AII All-Conference player, one AII Gold Glove winner, two NAIA Scholar-Athletes, three USCAA All-Americans, five USCAA Academic All-Americans, and one USCAA Student-Athlete of the Year. After one season Kunert lead Rochester to its highest USCAA coaches poll ranking at #2 and best finish at the USCAA Small College World Series (3rd) in five years.
Kunert played collegiate baseball at Rochester College as an infielder and pitcher. During his four years, the Warriors made the USCAA Small College World Series 3 times. After his junior year, Kunert was named a USCAA All-American Honorable Mention and AII All-Conference Honorable Mention, primarily serving as the team's closer. During his career at Rochester, Kunert also earned USCAA Academic All-American three times and NAIA Scholar Athlete twice. Perhaps his greatest baseball accomplishment, however, came after the conclusion of his senior year when he earned the USCAA's inaugural Student-Athlete of the Year Award.
In addition to coaching at Rochester, Kunert has served as an assistant coach with the Michigan Brewers (2015) and the Oakland Bulldogs (2015-present) organizations.
Kunert earned his Bachelor's degree from Rochester College in December of 2015 in Secondary Education with a focus in Mathematics and a minor in Biology.
Dominic Raona enters his first season as assistant coach of the Rochester College Warriors. Raona will be working as the defensive coach, primarily working with the outfielders.
Raona played four years of high school baseball at Lamphere High School under head coach Adam Wooley before moving on to play for four years at Rochester College. During his time at Rochester, Raona was named team captain for his junior and senior years, leading the Warriors to its highest ranking (#2) in team history and best finish (3rd) at the USCAA Small College World Series in 5 years. Raona was also named a USCAA All-American following his junior campaign leading the Warriors with a 2.49 ERA in 21.2 IP, a .372 batting average, 1.000 fielding percentage, and six assists from the outfield.
Raona graduated from Rochester College in 2016 with a degree in Business Management.
Coach Kunert on Raona:
"Having both played with and coached Dom, I know that he is a tremendous individual and will do everything he can to become a better coach everyday. In his short time here as a coach, he has already made our young outfield look like veterans. He comes from a good high school program and has played under some experienced coaches so I have no doubt that he will be able to make a quick adjustment from playing to coaching. I cannot wait to see what we will accomplish with Dom now on our staff."
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