Roger LaFrancois is a former Major League baseball player, selected by the Boston Red Sox in the eighth round in the June, 1977 Free Agent Draft. He spent eight years in the minor leagues and one season at Fenway Park in 1982 where he batted .400 (4-10). Roger attended the University of Oklahoma where he appeared in two NCAA World Series in 1975 and 1976. Following his playing career, he has spent over 20 years coaching in the minor league systems for the Montreal Expos (A), Chicago White Sox (AAA), New York Mets (AA), San Francisco Giants (AA) and currently as a hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals (A). In 1988, Roger was named the New York-Penn League Manager of the Year when he led Jamestown, an Expo's farm team, to a first place finish with a record of 47-29. Roger has a degree from the University of Connecticut and owns and operates a full-service marketing firm called LaFrancois Marketing Consultants based in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. In the off-season, Roger is a basketball official and Assistant Assignment Commissioner for the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials.