Raymond Raffin

About This Inductee

Raymond Raffin graduated from Moshannon Valley High School in Phillipsburg, Pa., in 1958. He was a 9-letter winner in football, basketball, and baseball.

While at Lockhaven State College he was a member of the football team for four years, graduating in 1962 with a B.S. in Health Education.

For the past 35 years, Raymond has taught Health, Physical Education, and Driver Education for the Wyalusing Area School District. He was assistant coach for 4 years for the track and field team, 3 years assistant coach and 3 years head coach for the baseball team. In football, he was 4 years assistant coach and 31 years head coach.

His football team has an impressive record with 177 wins, 129 losses, and 7 ties. They have won 8 Northern Tier Championships, were District 4 Champions in 1990, and were district qualifier 8 times and finalists 4 times. They were Eastern Conference Northern Section PA Champs from 1993-1996, and had undefeated teams in 1982 and 1983. They also had a 25-game winning streak from 1981-84. They were named by the Elmira Star Gazette as the team in the Twin Tier in 1983.

Raymond was named NTL Coach of the Year in 1977, 1992, 1995, and 1996. He was named by the Elmira Star Gazette as “Coach of the Year” in 1983. He was assistant coach in the Big 33 game in 1984.

Raymond was District Director of the PA Scholastic Football Coaches Association from 1980-1986, and President of the Association in 1987, and is still a member of the Executive Board. He has been a PIAA baseball official for 10 years, and PIAA wrestling official for 15 years.

He has been married to Mary Ann Raffin, RN, for 33 years, and has 3 children, Michele, John and Karl.