Harasen returns as an assistant to the Cougar baseball staff. He will serve primarily as the team's hitting coach. The former Saint Xavier University player (1974-75) brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the Cougar baseball program.
Harasen spent nine years as the head baseball coach at Shepard High School and successfully sent a number of players on to compete at the collegiate level. He also spent a year as assistant baseball coach at Chicago State University (Ill.).
The Crestwood, Ill., native has had coaching stints at a number of different area high schools, including Evergreen Park, Lyons Township, Bogan and Quigley South. He graduated from Saint Xavier University in 1976 and received his degree in elementary education.