Saint Raphael Academy Welcome to the Saints family. Welcome home.



The Saint Raphael Academy football program has a long and storied history. The program has won 15 state titles and appeared in 11 Super Bowls, winning seven, since the Super Bowl format was instituted in 1972.

The program has had alumni play for Harvard, Utah State, Sacred Heart, North Carolina State, University of Rhode Island, Bryant University, and Norwich. Over the past decade, other SRA football alumni have played at Boston College, Temple, University of New Hampshire, Bucknell, Brown University, Nichols College, Bridgewater State, Dean College, Salve Regina, and Merrimack.

SRA Football does not cut any players that come out for the team. We welcome all to experience being part of the SRA football tradition.


2021 Varsity and Junior Varsity Football Schedules

The complete varsity and junior varsity schedules can be found at the RIIL website and the SRA Athletics calendar. Sports schedules may also be downloaded there.

Dates, times and locations subject to change. Check frequently for any changes.

Tryouts and Practices

Practices begin over the summer; email for information



Head Coach: Michael Sassi ’86 

Assistant Coaches: Nick Landry ’03, Chris Karalis ’13, Joe Clark, Silas Copeland, Cory Tweedie '12

Volunteer Assistant: Tito Santos

Faculty Manager: Malaina Murphy '85


Coach Sassi has been the head coach of Saints football team for more than 20 years. In that time, Coach Sassi was named 1999 Nike RI Division II Coach of the Year; 2003 Division I Coach of the Year; 2007 Cronin Award RI High School Coach of the Year; 2007 Division I Coach of the Year; 2015 Division II-A Coach of the Year and 2002-2003 Head Coach of the RI All-Star Team. He is also in the Rhode Island Coaches Hall of Fame and has led the Saints team to two state championships (in 1999 in Division II and 2007 in Division I), four Super Bowl appearances and 14 playoff appearances.



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