Cafferty enters his third season with the UIC baseball program as Director of Operations and works directly with head coach Mike Dee and associate athletic directors in the areas of team budget, travel, contracts, inventory and scheduling. Cafferty also monitors and tracks players' academic progress and serves as the team's liaison to NCAA compliance issues. In addition, Cafferty holds the title of program camp director, charged with cultivating relationships with area youth.
Prior to UIC, Cafferty spent four seasons with his alma mater Pacific Lutheran as an assistant coach. The Lutes won the conference championship in 2007 and 2009 with overall records of 35-9 and 31-9, respectively. In his role of hitting coach, Cafferty's players set new program records in nearly every offensive category. The program posted a 100% graduation rate among seniors during his tenure. Cafferty also served as the athletic department's Associate Director of Game Day Operations where he executed marketing and sponsorship campaigns as well as implemented effective event operations.