Rabouin returns for his sixth season on the Gallaudet University baseball staff as the pitching coach. He has coached six all-conference pitchers in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) including 2013 NEAC Pitcher of the Year Brandon Holsworth in the past three seasons. He also had an all-conference second team pitcher in the Capital Athletic Conference in 2010. GU has won 20 or more games the past two seasons and was regular season co-champions in 2013.
Rabouin, who has been coaching since 1988, served as the pitching coach with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in 2009. The Blue Crabs reached the Atlantic League championship in '09 but lost to the Somerset Patriots in four games. For six seasons, Rabouin served as the pitching coach on a Butch Hobson led coaching staff. The pair won the Atlantic League championship with Nashua (N.H.) in 2000.
The Bronxville, N.Y., native attended Andress High School and went on to attend the University of Texas-Pan American. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 26th round of the 1972 draft out of Texas-Pan American. After two seasons in the Reds farm system he traveled to Mexico to play for 14 seasons. He returned to the states in 1979 and played for Bakersfield in the California League, Single-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Overall, he played 14 seasons in Mexico at various levels from summer to winter ball leagues. In 1983, he recorded 235 strikeouts and posted a 19-8 record with six shutouts and one no-hitter. Rabouin also pitched professionally in the Dominican Republic with the Panama Bankers of the AAA Inter-American League.
His coaching stints include stops with various Major League Baseball (MLB) affiliate teams such as the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays and college stops with Howard University and Prince George’s Community College. Rabouin was an ambassador to China in MLB’s Play Ball program (2007-08) where he spent six weeks, over two years, teaching Chinese children and adults how to play and coach the game.
In 1998, Rabouin was inducted into the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame.
Rabouin resides in El Paso, Texas, and Washington, D.C., during the Bison baseball season.