Kraigen Rasalla joined the Virginia baseball staff as an operations and recruiting assistant in the fall of 2023. He came to Charlottesville after spending three seasons at the University of Scranton, including the 2022 and 2023 seasons as the program’s pitching coach.
In his first season a pitching coach, Scranton captured the 2022 Landmark Conference Regular Season Championship and set a program record with 28 wins. The Royals pitching staff produced the best ERA, WHIP and walks allowed per 9 rate in the league. In 2021, Scranton won the program’s first ever Landmark Conference Championship and advanced to its first NCAA Tournament. During his tenure, three pitchers earned All-Conference honors and Daniel Johnson was named Landmark Conference Pitcher of the Year.
Rasalla got his start in coaching as an assistant varsity coach at his alma mater Scranton High School and also served as a head coach for Baseball U PA travel organization.
As a student-athlete, Rasalla played one season at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa. He helped the Falcons win the Region XIX title in 2015 while pitching to a 0.88 ERA in 41 innings, primarily as a relief pitcher.
Rasalla finished the final three years of his career playing at Division II Dominican University in Orangeburg, NY. In 2016, he earned all-conference honors as a relief pitcher. In 2017, Rasalla earned CACC Tournament MVP Honors as Dominican won the CACC Conference Tournament and earned a bid into the Division II NCAA Tournament. For the season, he led the CACC with 82.1 innings pitched while pitching to a 2.84 ERA. In 2018, Rasalla served as one of the team captains and earned CACC All-Academic honors.
Rasalla graduated from Dominican University with a bachelor’s degree in communications in 2018.