Former UNC Asheville pitcher Aaron Rembert is in his third year as the Bulldogs pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.
Asheville hurlers have improved each year under Rembert's steady guidance. In 2010, Ryan Dull earned Big South All-Conference honors on the mound. Justin Schumer signed a free agent contract with the San Francisco Giants and moved up to Double A ball last summer.
Rembert had served as the top assistant coach at nearby Mars Hill College 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.
"I'm very pleased to have Aaron on our staff," exclaimed UNC Asheville head coach Tom Smith. "Aaron enjoyed a great career at UNC Asheville and did a marvelous job coaching at Mars Hill. He cames highly recommended from various people in college baseball.
"Aaron has done a great job leading our pitchers the past two seasons,"added Smith. "We believe our recruiting has really stepped up the past year, and Aaron has been a big reason for that to occur."
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.
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.
"I'm really excited to be back at UNC Asheville," stated Rembert. "I appreciate the four years I had at Mars Hill where I learned a lot about coaching college baseball."
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 (NC), 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 one child, Raegan Grace (3). Angela is a teacher and coach in the Madison County school system.