July 4, 2011
Rembielak named head coach at
Rembielak, former head coach at Wake Forest and Kent State, has
been named head coach at Akron.
A native of Cleveland and 1988 graduate of Akron,
Rembielak was a three-time Coach of the Year in the Mid-American
Conference while at Kent State. The Golden Flashes won four MAC
regular-season titles and three tourney crowns under Rembielak.
He posted a record of 373-251-1 (.597) in 11 seasons at KSU,
including 200-100 (.667) in conference contests.
Rembielak was head coach at WFU for five years.
He led the Demon Deacons to the NCAA Tournament in 2007, their
first appearance since 2002.
In 16 seasons as a Division I head coach,
Rembielak compiled a record of 515.393-1 (.567).
This past season, Rembielak was a volunteer
assistant at Georgia Tech.
Rembielak played shortstop at Miami (Ohio) from
1979-81. The teams earned a MAC championship in 1979. Rembielak
was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the
1981 MLB Draft. He played five seasons of professional baseball
in the Orioles, Cubs and Brewers systems.
A graduate of Central Catholic High School in
Cleveland, Rembielak received a bachelor’s degree in business
education from Akron in 1988 and a master’s degree in sports
administration from Kent State in 1992.
Rembielak is a member of the Greater Akron
Baseball Hall of Fame, the Stark County Hall of Fame, the
Cleveland Central Catholic High School Hall of Fame and the Kent
State Varsity “K” Hall of Fame.
The Zips were 16-37 in 2011, including 7-20 in
MAC action. Akron lost 15 one-run contests, of which 11 were
conference contests. The Zips return eight offensive
contributors and their three weekend starting pitchers.
Click here for list of 2011 Division I head coaching changes.