Born and raised in Brentwood, N.Y., Raul is the coaching director of Valley Soccer Academy. As a player, his achievements included being an All-American in high school, as well as an All-CAA selection out of Old Dominion University. His professional playing career lasted over seven years with ranges from playing PDL, Div III, A-League, as well as playing in Europe for Debreceni in the Hungarian First Division.
Holds a National B License and as a Head W. Soccer coach at Davis and Elkins College from (2008-2013) he held an overall record of 63-42-4 and a conference record of 42-15-4 including a 10-0 regular season championship in 2009 and a GMAC tournament championship in 2013. Over his past ten years with VSA he has personally worked with over 1000 youth players in North Central WV and Elkins.