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Aaron Rembert

Aaron Rembert

  Head Coach
  E-mail: [email protected]
  Office Phone: 828-689-1173

Aaron Rembert was named the new head baseball coach at Mars Hill Collegeon June 14, 2012.

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.

Asheville hurlers 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.

Matt Henson

  Assistant Coach
  E-mail: [email protected]
  Office Phone: 828-689-1573

Matt Henson enters his first year as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Mars Hill baseball program.  Henson comes over with Coach Rembert from UNC Asheville where he worked with infielders and hitters in 2012.  He helped lead Asheville to its second best regular season in school history.  He began his coaching career in 2011 with Young Harris College as they were making their way transition from a perennial national contender in junior college to Division II. 

Rembert stated, “Matt’s knowledge, energy, and passion for the game makes him a perfect fit for our baseball team.  I enjoyed coaching and learning from him last season at Asheville and believe he is one of the bright young coaches in our game.  There is a lot of excitement in our program right now and he will be an integral part of our success in the future.”

Matt, who is from Morgantown, Ga., started his collegiate ball at Young Harris College as an infielder where he was part of a team that won 102 games in 2 years.  He transferred to Asheville and played shortstop for the 2006 Big South Conference Champions.  That team made it to the Clemson Regional, the first and only Asheville team to do so.  After college he played one season professionally with the Yorktown-Saskatchewan Cardinals of the Western Major Baseball League. 

He graduated with a degree in history.  He currently resides in Asheville.