Head Coach
Pat Rafferty

Midland College Chaparral
Men's Basketball

Pat Rafferty is a native of Buffalo, WY and was an all-state basketball player for his father Jack (Rafferty) who is a very well respected coach in his own right, having been selected to the Wyoming Coaches Hall of Fame.

Pat played collegiately at Northwest Community College in Powell, WY (one season) and he subsequently transferred to Eastern Montana College (now, Montana State University-Billings) where he completed his college playing career and where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education.

Rafferty’s coaching career began in 1981 as an assistant coach at Eastern Montana College.

Rafferty’s Career Coaching Record:
   362-287 (.558)

Rafferty’s Collegiate Coaching Resume:

   1981-1984, Assistant Coach at Eastern Montana College (interim head coach in 1982, 20-9 record,
      ranked #17)
   1984-1986, Assistant Coach at Northern Arizona University
   1986-1987, Assistant Coach at the University of Idaho
   1986-1988, Head Coach at Casper College (WY), (47-23 overall record, including 30-8 record in 1987-1988,
      finished sixth at the National Tournament in Hutchinson, KS)
   1988-1990, Head Coach at Northern Arizona University (8-35 overall record)
   1990-1992, Scout for the Minnesota Timberwolves
   1992-1994, Assistant Coach at Drake University (IA)
   1994-1999, Head Coach, Midland College (97-51 overall record)
   1999-2001, Assistant Coach at the University of Louisville (under Hall of Fame Coach, Denny Crum)
   2003-2012, Head Coach at Grayson Community College (147-122)
   2012-2013, Head of Basketball Operations at the University of Texas at Arlington
   2013-2016, Head Coach at Central Wyoming College (43-47)
   2016-2017, Assistant Coach with the Long Island Nets of the NBA Developmental League

Notable Player’s Coached by Rafferty at MC:

   Jevon Banks (Texas Tech/UNLV)
   James Ware (Texas Tech)
   Harold Arceneaux (Weber State)
   Ceedric Goodwyn (Colorado State)
   Milton Palacio (Colorado State/Vancouver Grizzlies/Boston Celtics/Toronto Raptors/Phoenix Suns/Utah Jazz,
      nine seasons)
   D’Juan Baker (Cincinnati)
   Jerome Beasley (University of North Dakota/Miami Heat).

From Forrest Allen, Director of Athletics, Midland College ...

“We are very pleased to have Coach Rafferty back with us. His resume speaks for itself, including working with Hall of Famers as well as within the highest levels of professional basketball in the world (NBA). His experience and connections made us feel extremely comfortable that he is the person we need to lead this program back to national prominence. We welcome Coach Raff and his wife, Toni to the Midland College family.”

   Pat Rafferty
   Head Men's Basketball Coach
   Physical Education (PE) Building, Room 137
   (432) 685-4577


Assistant Coach
Kevin Rice

Midland College Chaparral
Men's Basketball

   Kevin Rice
   Head Men's Basketball Coach
   Physical Education (PE) Building,
   Room 138
   (432) 685-4578