In a span of 12 years, Graber has turned Phillips Andover into one of the top prep school baseball programs in the country. With a consistently talented roster every season, Phillips is vying for a CNEPSBL championship year in and year out. Since Graber came onboard, the Big Blue have won four league championship and have been ranked No. 1 by NEBJ three times.
Certainly Graber is considered one of the most influential coaches at the prep school level in terms his overall expertise of the game.
Named ABCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year in 2018, Graber's affluent background in baseball is striking. This summer he was named an assistant coach with the Bourne Braves of the esteemed Cape Cod Baseball League. He is also an associate scout with the New York Yankees. He has also coached Amherst College, the Saratoga Phillies of the New York Collegiate Baseball League, Adirondack Lumberjacks of the Northeast League of Professional Baseball, Southern Minnesota Stars of the Prairie League of Professional Baseball, Electric City Giants of the Mountains Collegiate Baseball League and Schenectady Mohawks of the Northeastern Collegiate Baseball League.
Graber initially played collegiately at Winthrop University before transferring to The College of St. Rose, where he was a two-time First Team All-New York Collegiate Athletic Conference and All-Region selection. In 1990, he helped lead St. Rose to the NAIA World Series. A two-time team captain, Graber, along with that 1990 club, was inducted into the school's hall of fame. After being diagnosed with lymphoma in 1992, Graber went through chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Following his recovery, Graber was asked to coach American Legion baseball in Schenectady, N.Y. At that point, he was hooked on coaching. Graber would later go on to play professionally with the Adirondack Lumberjacks, Southern Minnesota Stars and Pine Rivers Rapids out of Australia.