Before moving on to broadcasting Raftery coached Fairleigh Dickinson–Madison from 1963-68 and Seton Hall from 1970-81.
Raftery worked for CBS as a basketball analyst for over 30 years working on NCAA basketball games and March Madness. Raftery also worked for ESPN and called Big East games for Fox Sports 1 in 2013. He has a number of famous catch phrases that will for ever be connected to the sport, including "with a little kiss". His excellence in broadcasting and analysis earned Raftery multiple Sports Emmy Award and he was inducted into the NSSA Hall of Fame in 2015.