Coach Raab has been the head coach of the Cress Creek Rebels since 1984. He also had a successful history of coaching for 10 years at Benet Academy, 37 coaching NNHS girls swimming, and 10 years coaching NNHS boys swimming.
Coach Raab has earned several coaching designations, including Illinois Swimming Association Girls Swimming Coach of the Year in 1986, 1987, 1990, 1997 and 1998; Illinois Swimming Association Boys Swimming Coach of the Year in 1996; and the prestigious Bruce Woodbury Award in 2013.
He is married to Julie with two married daughters Gretchen and Ellen as well as three beautiful granddaughters, Caroline, Emma, and Elena. Caroline and Emma have been swimming with us for three years. Coach Raab looks forward to many more years of being a member of the Cress Creek Rebel family.