Kevin Bray is a passionate and knowledgeable addition to the Rake Baseball Academy instructional staff. Coach Bray will focus on hitting instruction with an emphasis on body mechanics and mental preparation. Coach Bray is a firm believer that proper preparation will translate to success on the ball field.
Coach Bray is a product of Upper Moreland High School where he ran indoor track and excelled on the baseball diamond. Bray was a member of the Varsity baseball team for four years at Upper Moreland. As a freshman, he served primarily as a threat on the base paths for the Suburban One Conference Champion Golden Bears. As a senior, Bray, playing centerfield, lead the Golden Bears to a District Playoff berth and was selected First Team All-League.
After graduation from Upper Moreland, Bray continued his baseball career as a four year starter in the outfield at New England College, in Henniker, New Hampshire. Bray was a speedy, sure-handed outfielder for the Pilgrims. At the conclusion of his tenure at NEC, Bray was listed in the top five all time in fielding percentage. Bray served as a team captain his senior year, leading the team to one of their more successful seasons in the 2000’s. Bray graduated from New England College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.
In 2017, Bray entered his first season as varsity assistant coach at his alma mater, Upper Moreland. The Golden Bears finished second in the American Suburban One conference and earned playoff appearances in the District One and PIAA 5A state baseball tournaments. During the District One tournament, the Golden Bears captured victories against Upper Merion, West Chester Henderson and District One rival Holy Ghost Prep; along with a state playoff victory against neighborhood rival Archbishop Wood.
In the summer of 2017, Bray was selected as the Head Coach for the American Legion franchise, the Morelanders.