Rembert Named Head Baseball CoachJune 14, 2012
MARS HILL, N.C. – Aaron Rembert has been named as the new head baseball coach at Mars Hill College, Athletic Director David Riggins announced today. Rembert, the Lions’ former pitching coach will begin his duties immediately.
Rembert stated, “My family and I want to thank David Riggins and President Lunsford for the opportunity to come back to Mars Hill to lead the baseball team. It is an exciting time for the program with the new field and all the support that has been shown for it. This is a truly special place and I cannot wait to get started."
Rembert came to MHC after a three-year stint at his alma mater, UNC Asheville where he served as the Bulldogs pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.
Riggins stated, “Aaron's return to Mars Hill as our new head baseball coach is an exciting day for all who have an interest in MHC athletics in general as well as those who have a specific interest in our baseball program. Aaron's leadership combined with the excitement of our new baseball park which is currently under construction ushers in a new era in Lion baseball.”
Asheville hurlers have improved each year under Rembert's steady guidance. In 2012, the Bulldogs enjoyed their lowest earned run average as a unit in nine years. In 2012, UNCA had a pitcher drafted in the 32nd round by Oakland. The Bulldogs were picked to finish last in the Big South Conference in the 2012 preseason poll and finished tied for fourth, their second best regular season finish in school history.
In 2010, UNCA had one Big South All-Conference pick from the Bulldogs’ pitching staff and one pitcher signed a free agent contract with the San Francisco Giants.
Rembert served as the top assistant coach at Mars Hill for four years before coming back to the Bulldogs in the summer of 2009. He was one of the best pitchers ever at UNC Asheville as a member of the Bulldog program from 2000-2004.
During his Mars Hill career, Rembert guided the pitching staffs to the all-time lowest team ERA in Mars Hill history. He coached the Lions all-time wins leader (Nick Tracy) and all-time saves and ERA leader (Charlie Harrison). Rembert was the third base coach during the record setting 2008 season when the Lions set multiple offensive school records including most runs scored, RBI, doubles, batting average, on-base percentage, and sacrifice flies. He also served as Mars Hill's recruiting coordinator, head coach of the junior varsity squad and was in charge of the strength and conditioning program for the baseball team.
Rembert was both a starter and reliever during his time at Asheville. He is the school's all-time leader in wins with 24 and third in appearances with 86. In his freshman year, he went 9-5 and the nine wins is the second-most in school history for a season. Rembert was named as a freshman All-American following the 2000 season for his work on the mound.
After playing at UNC Asheville, Rembert signed a professional contract with the River City Rascals of the Frontier League. He also played summer league baseball with the North Adams Steeplecats of the New England Collegiate League (2003), Mat-su Miners of the Alaska League (2002), and the Lenoir Oilers of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League (2001).
During his stellar career at Maiden High School (N.C.), Rembert was the State I-A Player of the Year in 1999. During the 1999 campaign, he was selected as the Most Valuable Player in the State Championship game, Conference Player of the Year, named an Honorable Mention All-American, made the All-Charlotte Observer team, and named Unifour Player of the Year. At Maiden, Rembert was a two-time All-Conference and team MVP as a shortstop and a pitcher. He won 20 games during his junior and senior seasons and recorded a 1.04 earned run average his senior year.
Rembert and his wife Angela have two daughters, Raegan Grace (age 4) and Rylee (1). Angela is a teacher and coach at Madison County High School.