Larry Bragga is in his 13th season as a member of the Golden Eagle baseball staff, handling a variety of duties to help build the program directed by his son, Tech head coach Matt Bragga.
A 1967 graduate of the Ohio State University, Bragga earned his bachelor’s degree in biology and speech before moving on to Kent State University where he received his master’s in education administration.
Bragga spent 24 years as a high principal at Jefferson High School and Painesville Riverside High School before retiring in 1997. He was elected and served as mayor of Jefferson, Ohio for seven years before his arrival at Tennessee Tech.
A baseball coach his entire life, Bragga served several coaching roles over the years prior to his time in Cookeville. He spent time coaching high school baseball at Ashtabula Harbor High School, summer ball at several different levels and assisting his son at Bevill State Community College in Alabama.
He has proved to have an eye for talent and has recruited many collegiate, minor and major league players during his many years in baseball. He joined in the TTU staff in August of 2006. Bragga serves the program wherever he is most needed. He has been a bench coach, recruiting coordinator, operations coach, equipment manager, mental skills director and academic coach, while also handling many administration duties.
He feels truly blessed to be working with the entire Golden Eagle coaching staff and most especially, the student-athletes of Tennessee Tech.
Bragga, and his wife, Carol, are the proud grandparents of Luke, Elle and Emerson.