Ken Bolek (born December 20, 1953) is a former minor league baseball coach, major league coach and minor league manager. He is a director of baseball at IMG Academy, a high level training school for elite baseball players from all levels of amateur and professional competition.
Bolek attended the University of Arizona and Mississippi State University. He got his start in coaching with Cuyahoga Community College in 1979 and 1980. During his tenure there, they were Ohio Junior College champions. At Mississippi State University in 1981, Bolek was a graduate assistant for the team as they made it to the College World Series. He then managed at the professional level (see chart below) and spent two years as a coach for the Cleveland Indians (1992–93). Bolek has been the Director of Baseball at IMG Academy since 1995.
Year-by-year managerial record
|1986||Asheville Tourists||South Atlantic League||90–50||Houston Astros||Northern Division Champions|
|1987||Osceola Astros||Florida State League||80–59||Houston Astros||Northern Division Champions|
|1988||Waterloo Indians||Midwest League||78–62||Cleveland Indians|
|1989||Kinston Indians||Carolina League||76–60||Cleveland Indians|
|1990||Canton–Akron Indians||Eastern League||76–64||Cleveland Indians||Lost in Playoffs|
|1991||Canton–Akron Indians||Eastern League||75–65||Cleveland Indians||Lost in Playoffs|
|1994||Daytona Cubs||Florida State League||61–73||Chicago Cubs|
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