Mr. Rudy Raffone '62 - retired with 26 years working at Notre Dame;
In addition to the two retirements, President Br.
It is also important to note that Mr. Raffone
will remain on as head soccer coach, despite stepping aside from his
MR. RUDY RAFFONE '62
returned home to his
roots in the Fall of 1988 teaching math, accounting, and speech while becoming the first and only soccer coach Notre Dame has ever known.
received the schools' highest award when he
was inducted as a Knight of Honor in 2005.
A 1962 graduate, Rudy
is the oldest of five brothers to graduate from Notre Dame
In addition to his teaching and coaching responsibilities, Rudy has helped with the Varsity Club, served on various school committees and helped with three NEAS&C accreditations during his tenure at Notre Dame.
As soccer coach, Rudy has amassed almost 200 wins and annually has his team qualify for the CIAC tournament.
great heart and love for soccer led him to start a free soccer camp three years ago that has grown in numbers each year.
A fixture at most school events, Rudy
recently retired from a successful baseball umpiring career at the high school and collegiate level.
In addition to working games at the NCAA D1, D2, and D3 levels, Rudy worked games in the Cape Cod Summer League, including the All Star Game, and had the privilege to umpire two Collegiate All-Star Games at Fenway Park in Boston.