SCOTT VIRGULAK - HEAD COACH

BASEBALL OFFICE
Office Location:
The Murray Center
Office Phone: (401) 456-8258
Office Fax: (401) 456-8514
Office E-mail: svirgulak@ric.edu

Scott Virgulak begins his eighth year as Rhode Island College's head baseball coach. He owns a 128-140-2 (.478) career record as the Anchormen's skipper.

 

In 2016, the Anchormen finished the season with a 13-22-2 record and placed eighth in the Little East Conference.

 

In 2015, RIC bounced back from a difficult season by posting a 21-13 overall record and a 9-5 (third place) mark in the Little East Conference. Virgulak saw the program's first player taken in the Major League Amateur Baseball Draft in over 30 years when junior All-American catcher Matt Foley was selected by the Miami Marlins.

 

 

 

Virgulak led RIC to a school record for wins in 2012 as the Anchormen went 26-17 overall and 9-5 (third place) in the Little East Conference. It was the seventh consecutive campaign the Anchormen won 20 or more contests. 

 

He led RIC to its second Little East Conference Tournament Championship (2005) in 2011, becoming the first sixth seed in LEC history to win the league's postseason tourney. The Anchormen finished the campaign with a 22-20 overall record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, winning its first round game vs. MIT-the first NCAA win for the program in 31 years.

 

 

 

 He guided the Anchormen to a 21-18 overall record and an 8-6 (third place tie) in the Little East Conference in his first season at the helm in 2010.

 

He spent 2004-09 as an assistant coach under previous RIC boss Jay Grenier. During his time as an assistant, he primarily worked with the team's position players, while serving as the squad's third base coach during games. Off the field, he was instrumental in working with the team's recruiting efforts.

 

Virgulak was an assistant coach with the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) from 2006-09. The Gulls captured the 2009 NECBL Championship, with Virgulak serving as the head coach during the deciding game in the playoffs.

 

 

 

 Virgulak was an assistant coach for the 2009 NECBL All-Star squad that played Team USA. He also was an assistant coach during the 2004, '05 and '06 NECBL midsummer classics.

 

 Prior to joining the Gulls staff, Virgulak was an assistant coach with the North Adams Steeplecats and was promoted to head coach during the 2005 season, leading the club to its first and only playoff series victory.

 

 

 

He played two seasons of baseball at RIC in 2000 and 2001. The North Kingstown, Rhode Island native played in 59 games, starting 58 of the them. He posted a .286 career batting average with 43 runs, 61 hits, 33 RBI, 16 doubles, five home runs, 92 total bases, 33 walks and one stolen base. He recorded a .432 slugging percentage, a .382 on-base percentage and a .938 fielding percentage for his career.

 

As a junior in 2000, Virgulak had an outstanding season and was named First Team All-Little East Conference at third base. He batted .377 with 24 runs, 43 hits, 16 RBI, ten doubles and two home runs.

 

 

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Virgulak played two seasons at the Community College of Rhode Island.

 

In addition to his coaching duties, Virgulak works at Potowomout Golf Club.

 

He earned his bachelorís degree in management from Rhode Island College in 2003. Virgulak resides in Charlestown, Rhode Island with his wife Donna and children: Alyssa (19), Zachary (14) and Kendall (4).