Sept. 10, 2010
ATLANTA – Rick Rembielak has been named volunteer assistant baseball coach at Georgia Tech, as announced by head coach Danny Hall Friday. Rembielak comes to the Flats after most recently serving five years as the head coach at Wake Forest from 2004-2009.
Rembielak will be responsible for the development of Georgia Tech’s infielders, while assisting Hall and hitting coach Bryan Prince in all aspects of the game. Rembielak brings a wealth of college coaching experience to Georgia Tech, including head coaching stints at Wake Forest (2004-09) and Kent State University (1994-2004) where he compiled a combined 515 wins at the Division I level.
“I am excited to announce Rick Rembielak as our volunteer assistant coach for the 2011 season,” Georgia Tech head coach Danny Hall said. “Rick brings 16 years of experience as a Division I head coach at Kent State and Wake Forest to our team. He is a great coach and teacher, and a true baseball guy. He was my assistant coach at Kent State for six years and I would not be the head coach at Georgia Tech without his contributions to our program at Kent State.”
In five years at Wake Forest, he coached 35 players who went on to sign professional contracts. In 2007, his Demon Deacons were the ACC Tournament runner-up and made their first NCAA Regional appearance since 2002.
Before arriving in Winston-Salem, Rembielak spent an 11-year stint (1994-2004) with Kent State of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). He remains the all-time winningest coach of any sport in Golden Flashes history with a career record of 373-251-1 (.597). Rembielak was honored for his success at Kent State in February of 2009 by being inducted into the Kent State Varsity “K” Hall of Fame. He was named MAC Coach of the Year three times — in 1996, 2000 and 2003.
Rembielak coached the Flashes to four MAC regular season titles, three MAC tournament championships and five NCAA Regional appearances – including the Columbus Regional final in 2001.
From 1988-93, Rembielak was an assistant coach for the Flashes under Danny Hall. Kent State teams posted a 208-117 (.640) record during that stretch and won MAC titles in 1992 and 1993 — the program’s first since 1964.
In Rembielak’s time at Kent State, 51 Golden Flashes signed professional contracts, including 30 pitchers. A total of 13 former Kent State players were active at some level of professional baseball during 2002.
His hurlers were named MAC Pitcher of the Year seven times (1990, 1992-96, 2003), and MAC Player of the Year and MAC Freshman of the Year twice.
A former Miami (Ohio) University standout, Rembielak was a three-year letterwinner at shortstop for the Redskins from 1979 to 1981. In 1981, Rembielak was drafted in the 13th round by the Baltimore Orioles. He played with teams affiliated with the Orioles, Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers.