Head coach Lenroy Raffington (B.S. ’95) completed his fourth season at the helm of the NYIT men's and women's cross country programs in 2017.
Raffington arrived with strong experience with high school track as Hempstead High School’s head coach since 1998. He revived the girls’ varsity track team after a five-year break in the program. During his term at the high school, Raffington won four consecutive outdoor division championships from 2003-2006. He was consecutively named Nassau County Track and Field Girls Track Coach of the Year from 2002 until 2005 by the Nassau County Coaches Association.
Raffington led 29 new school records and three New York State Public High School Athletic Association records. He produced seven Female Athletes of the Year, 39 High School All-Americans, 79 All-State honorees, 131 All-County awardees, 86 All-Conference recipients, and 85 All-Division selections. In 2009, Raffington was cited as Newsday’s High School Girl’s Coach of the Year.
Raffington earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from NYIT in 1995. In 2003, he was certified by New York State as a teacher’s assistant and continued his career as a coach, mentor and educator.