FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 15, 2009

 

VIRGULAK NAMED HEAD BASEBALL COACH AT RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College has named Scott Virgulak as its new head baseball coach. He takes over for previous Head Coach Jay Grenier who resigned earlier this week.

 

 

 

Virgulak spent 2004-09 as an assistant coach at RIC. He primarily worked with the squad’s position players, while serving as the third base coach during games. Virgulak was instrumental in the team’s recruiting efforts off the field. He also was heavily involved in coordinating practice and travel schedules.

 

Virgulak has been 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 for Grenier at the Community College of Rhode Island.

 

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

 

He earned his bachelor’s degree in management from Rhode Island College in 2003. Virgulak is single and resides in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

 

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