Rick Rembielak

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Rick Rembielak
Rick Rembielak 2013.jpg
Rembielak in 2013
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Perry High School (Stark County, Ohio
Biographical details
Born Cleveland, Ohio
Alma mater Miami (OH)
Playing career
1979–1981 Miami (OH)
1981 Bluefield Orioles
1982 Miami Marlins
1982–1984 Hagerstown Suns
1984 Quad Cities Cubs
1985 Winston-Salem Spirits
1985 Pittsfield Cubs
Position(s) IF
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988–1993 Kent State (asst.)
1994–2004 Kent State
2005–2009 Wake Forest
2010–2011 Georgia Tech (vol. asst.)
2012–2015 Akron
2016-present Massillon (OH) Perry H.S.
Head coaching record
Overall 596-514-1
Tournaments NCAA: 4–9

Richard A. Rembielak is an American college baseball coach, who most recently served as the head coach of the Akron Zips from the 2012 through the 2015 season.[1] As of the end of the 2014 season, his career head coaching record is 574–490–1.[2][3][4]

Playing career[edit]

Rembielak played college baseball at Miami (OH) from 1979–1981. He was drafted in the 1981 Major League Baseball Draft by the Baltimore Orioles and played five seasons of minor league baseball in the Orioles and Chicago Cubs organizations.[5][6]

Coaching career[edit]

He served as the head baseball coach at Kent State of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) from 1994–2004, and he had a 373–251–1 (.597) record. This included a 200–100 (.667) record against MAC opponents. He won four regular season MAC championships and three MAC tournament titles. He was named the MAC Coach of the Year in 1996, 2000, and 2003.

Rembielak was the head coach of Wake Forest from 2005–2009. In 2007, Rembielak's team finished second in the ACC Tournament, losing 1–0 to North Carolina in the championship game. The team earned an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament. At Wake, Rembielak posted a 95–81 record, including a 42–47 record in conference play. Wake Forest replaced Rembielak with Tom Walter.[7]

From 2010–2011, he was a volunteer assistant at Georgia Tech,[8] after being let go by Wake Forest.[9]

Prior to the start of the 2012 season, Rembielak was hired as the head coach at Akron.[10] Following the conclusion of the 2015 season, Akron cancelled the baseball program.

In August, 2015, Rembielak was hired to be the head coach at Perry High School in Massillon, Ohio.[11]

Head coaching records[edit]

The following is a list of Rembielak's yearly records as a NCAA Division I head baseball coach.[2][3][4][12]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Kent State Golden Flashes (Mid-American Conference) (1994–2004)
1994 Kent State 33–17 18–7 1st NCAA Regional
1995 Kent State 40–18 19–10 2nd MAC Tournament
1996 Kent State 30–21–1 21–7 1st MAC Tournament
1997 Kent State 29–28 18–13 3rd MAC Tournament
1998 Kent State 27–28 17–12 2nd (East) MAC Tournament
1999 Kent State 33–25 19–12 3rd (East) MAC Tournament
2000 Kent State 40–18 20–6 1st (East) MAC Tournament
2001 Kent State 32–30 16–11 2nd (East) NCAA Regional
2002 Kent State 37–22 18–8 2nd (East) NCAA Regional
2003 Kent State 36–18 20–4 1st (East) MAC Tournament
2004 Kent State 36–27 14–10 2nd (East) NCAA Regional
Kent State: 373–252–1 200–100
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2005–2009)
2005 Wake Forest 28–30 12–18 8th ACC Tournament
2006 Wake Forest 33–22 16–13 4th (Atlantic) ACC Tournament
2007 Wake Forest 34–29 14–16 4th (Atlantic) NCAA Regional
2008 Wake Forest 25–31 13–16 3rd (Atlantic) ACC Tournament
2009 Wake Forest 22–30 6–24 6th (Atlantic)
Wake Forest: 142–142 61–87
Akron Zips (Mid-American Conference) (2012–2015)
2012 Akron 17–38 10–17 5th (East)
2013 Akron 14–39 9–18 5th (East)
2014 Akron 28–29 12–15 5th (East) MAC Tournament
2015 Akron 22-24 10-11 4th (East) MAC Tournament
Akron: 59–106 41–61
Total: 596–514–1

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rick Rembielak". GoZips.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-10. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Coaching Summary". KentState.PrestoSports.com. Kent State Sports Information. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 19, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "ACC Annual Standings". 2012 ACC Baseball Guide. Atlantic Coast Conference. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "2012 Mid-American Conference Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "#23 Rick Rembielak". RamblinWreck.com. Georgia Tech Sports Information. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Richard Rembielak". Baseball-Reference.org. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Tom Walter Named Head Baseball Coach at Wake Forest". WAKE FOREST. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Rick Rembielak Named Georgia Tech Volunteer Assistant Coach". CBS Interactive. 10 September 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Wake Forest Will Not Renew Rembielak's Contract". WAKE FOREST. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Rick Rembielak". GoZips.com. Akron Sports Information. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  11. ^ Michael Beaven (August 27, 2015). "Perry High School hires Rick Rembielak as baseball coach, assistant AD". www.ohio.com. Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved June 27, 2016. 
  12. ^ "2013 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament". D1Baseball.com. Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 20, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 

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