Coaching Staff


Pat Rafferty - Head Coach

Coach Pat RaffertyHead coach Pat Rafferty has worked at every level of basketball and brings experience as a former scout, assistant and head coach at different levels of the game.

A native of Buffalo, Wyo., Rafferty began his coaching career in 1981 as an assistant at his alma mater, Eastern Montana (now Montana State University – Billings). He served as interim head coach that year following the mid-season death of the Eastern Montana head coach, guiding the Yellow Jackets to a 20-9 final record, the NCAA Division II Western Regional finals, and a No. 17 national ranking.

After two additional years returning to an assistant's role at Eastern Montana, Rafferty spent two seasons as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Northern Arizona. Following a year as assistant head coach at Idaho, he became head coach at Casper College, where he compiled a 47-23 mark in two seasons. His 1987-88 team posted a 30-8 record, won the Wyoming Junior College Athletic Conference Championship, sub-regional and regional titles, and finished sixth in the NJCAA National Championship in Hutchinson, Kansas. He earned Region IX Coach of the Year honors that season.

Rafferty's experience includes coaching as an assistant at the University of Louisville, Northern Arizona, University of Idaho, and Drake University.

In addition to Casper College, Rafferty was the head coach at Grayson College, Midland College and holds an overall record of 291-196.

Rafferty also spent two seasons as a scout for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA.




Online Basketball Form

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