Chad Raley- Director of Baseball Operations/Player Personnel

Chad Raley, native of Baton Rouge LA, joined the Louisiana Knights now Knights Knation in the winter of 2016 as the Director of Baseball Operations/Player Personnel.  Prior to joining the Knights, Raley spent 7 years directing the nationally recognized Marucci Elite program.  Raley started Marucci Elite in the summer of 2009 and the program quickly became one of the top organizations in the country.  While with Marucci Elite, Chad had the privilege of coaching 56 players that have reached Major League Baseball.  In addition to Raley’s work in  select baseball,  he scouted for the Kansas City Royals for 10 years covering LA, MS, AL, and west TN.  After graduating Bishop Sullivan HS in 1999, Raley began his collegiate baseball career at Mississippi Delta Community College before finishing his career at Mississippi College.  After finishing his playing career, Chad moved back to Louisiana to earn a bachelor’s degree in business management from Southeastern Louisiana University.  Current list of accomplishments:



2010 PG Underclass World Championship

2010 PG Invitational Championship (18U & 16U)

2011 PG Underclass World Championship

2011 PG World Championship

2014 PG/Super25 17U Championship

2015 PG/Super25 17U Championship

2016 Marucci World Series Champion (17U)

2018 PG/WWBA 15U National Championship

2019 Marucci World Series (16U)

2021 Marucci World Series (15U)

2021 PG Fall SE Showdown (16U)

Alumni / Former Players 

56 players to reach MLB (including Aaron Nola, Walker Buehler, Alex Lange, Dane Dunning, Alex Verdugo, Josh Smith, Andrew Velazquez, Oscar Mercado, & Hogan Harris to name a few)

340 players drafted (since 2006)

37 Perfect Game All Americans

2 Under Armour All American