Veteran Head Coach / General Manager
Name: Ray Carolin
DOB: March 19, 1957
Date Available: May 1, 2020Indy Pro experience
Positions (alt): Coach
College: Northern Michigan University
Ray is a native of Westbury, New York. He is a graduate of Northern Michigan University and a veteran of the United States Air Force.
After graduating from high school, Ray spent four years in the United States Air Force where he played baseball for U.S. Air Force teams in Europe, Hawaii, North America, and Canada.
After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Ray continued his education by attending Fullerton Junior College which is a national junior college powerhouse. He then continued his collegiate career at Northern Michigan University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree and was named an “Outstanding Collegiate Student-Athlete”.
Ray has served as an assistant coach at Washington State University, Fullerton Junior College (CA), Whitworth College (WA), and Mater Dei High School (CA). He has coached 31 players that have signed Major League Baseball contracts. Chicago Cub Hall of Fame second baseball Ryne Sandberg played for Ray when he coached the Spokane, WA American Legion team. Former New York Yankee shortstop and Toronto Blue Jay’s coach Bobby Meacham played for Ray at Mater Dei High School, a nationally ranked top-high school team located in California.
Ray has two daughters (Kim + Christy). His daughters were nationally ranked swimmers and members of the United States Junior National Swim Team.
He resides permanently in Delray Beach, Florida
- Extend my career a little longer before hanging them up
- Use overseas as a stepping stone into a pro ball in the U.S.
- Use my knowledge and experience to help grow the game globally
|2019-Present||General Manager||Lafayette Aviators||Prospect League|
|2012-17||Director||MacGregor Sporting Goods||National Coaching Clinics|
|1994-09||Head Coach||The Coca-Cola Company||National Coaching Clinics|
|1988-93||Head Coach||Anaheim Yankees||So-Cal Independent Minor League|
|1985-87||Assistant Coach||Washington State University||NCAA DI: Big-12||Catchers, Bullpen|
|Assistant Coach||Whitworth College||NCAA DIII: NWC|
|1983-85||Assistant Coach||Fullerton Junior College||CCCAA||Hitting & Bullpen|
|1983-85||Coach||Mater Del High School||High School||Hitting & Catchers (Top 10 Nationally Ranked High School)|
|1978-82||Assitant Coach||Spokane Washington||American Legion||Infield, Catchers, & Hitting|
These Testimonials Have Been Verified
I first came in contact with Ray Carolin about 17 years ago when I was VP of NFL Alumni National Office and Ray was a member of our Arizona Chapter.
Ray was working diligently on the chapter fundraiser fulfilling the NFLA mission of Caring for Kids in his home state.
From that time, we have formed a wonderful working and personal relationship that has resulted in the creation of numerous successful events from Youth Football Camps across the country with NFLA and Coca Cola - to delivering shoes, blankets, and milk to refugees in Darfur - to escorting former NFL Stars and Coaches to visit our troops in Baghdad and Bosnia - to rescuing a Bosnian youngster that was critically wounded. His "good deeds" are too numerous to write them all down to you at this time
Ray has an incredible talent to review an opportunity or challenging situation and attack it with confidence and tenacity to complete the effort.
He is a stand-up person who has fantastic contacts (worldwide) and many accomplishments just through genuinely reaching out to those people that he believes can assist him in getting the job completed properly and in a timely manner.
It is my belief that any organization that employs Ray Carolin and assigns him a responsibility or task will not be disappointed and they will be quite pleased with both the effort and the outcome.
I met Ray when I was the president of the NFL Alumni chapter in SF. We traveled the world together visiting the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Ray went to a couple more counties after our trips. I got to know him on the trips we spent almost two weeks each time. I saw the talent he had in coming up with ideas and putting a presentation together and presenting it.
When we got back from Iraq, I had secured 250,000lbs of vitamin enriched powered milk , and I needed a way to get it there. I called Ray, and with in a week he used his connections and got the CEO of Fed Ex to ship it free to Afghanistan.
I know his passion for baseball is very strong, like it is in helping others. He would be very good in many positions.
(Summarized from a phone conversation) - "Ray and I have been friends for most of our lives. He is honest, hard-working, and has a large professional network. I would recommend him to any organization around the world.
Coaching Preferences Europe (Summer), Canada (Summer), Asia (Summer), Australia (Winter), New Zealand (Winter), Latin America (Winter), South Africa (Winter)
Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with a host family
Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season
Prior engagements: No
Recent injuries/illnesses: No
Traveling with a companion: No
Michael Lewis – MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN & U.S. Army Colonel (Retired)
I have known Ray Carolin for almost ten years. Ray has a varied background that ranges from military service in Vietnam to Secret Service time to being the GM of a minor league team in Indiana. Ray dives headfirst into whatever he pursues. He is an “all-in” kind of guy. Outgoing, genuine, caring, and passionate whether it is baseball or charity work. You will never find a harder worker than Ray who combines that with compassion, as many great leaders do. I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever to recommend Ray for any position with Baseball Jobs Overseas. He will definitely be all-in.