Rafael started as Boswell Varsity Volleyball assistant in the 2013-2014 season. That year the team compiled a 36-6 record and were the undefeated district champions and lost their Bi-District match. Before that, he was the head coach at Rancview High School and Brian Adams High school.
He has also worked with Tejas Volleyball Club for the past 6 years, coaching different age levels and taking several teams to Nationals.
He started his coaching career in 1991 with the Borinquen Volleyball club in Puerto Rico. Later he moved to Torrimar Volleyball club. He also worked in the high school level at American Military Academy from 2001-2006. He has worked at the University of Kentucky and University of Arkansas summer volleyball camps.
He graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelors in Psychology.
He played Volleyball, Basketball and Baseball at a Varsity level in Colegio San Jose. Later he played semi-pro volleyball for the Guaynabo team and participated in the beach pro circuit in Puerto Rico.
He is married to Isabel Domenech, who is also a teacher. They have three boys - Ignacio, Rafael, and Gabriel.