Our family was deeply sorry to hear of Rick's passing. It has been a lot of years since our days in Jupiter but we think of you often. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Tony and Cindy Noel
Coach, "thank you" from the Chavez for giving my son Kyle a spot on your team. You will be missed. Prayers to your family.
It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Coach Smoliak. Rick gave me the opportunity to play college ball at Stony Brook University -- then the Stony Brook Patriots, now the Seawolves. When I was in touch with Rick recently, I kidded him about taking the Seahawks name at Northwood because Seawolves was already taken. I was fortunate to learn a great deal from Coach about baseball and life. On behalf of my Stony Brook teammates and my wife, Joyce, condolences to the Smoliak family and the Northwood Baseball family.
Our deepest sympathy to the Smoliak family....coach recruited my son out of Seminole state in May 2012.....my husband and son went to meet with coach ......upon arriving home that weekend I asked " how's the coach" both replied " what a nice guy" my son Anthony was impressed with his old school coaching mentality and his baseball knowledge ....coach was equally impressed with anthony's knowledge of the game and his ability.....it didn't take Anthony long to make his decision of continuing his college level of playing with coach smoliak at Northwood....coach thank you for beleiving in our son and giving him the opportunity to continue his college baseball career......a class act on the baseball field!!!! May you RIP...the Seblano family!!!
Barbara and Sheri, Sandy, Scott, A.J. and Brittany -Your dad touched our lives when he coached our son for four years at Northwood University. He guided him and helped him become a great young man. We will forever be grateful. God Bless and Rest in Peace Coach. The Tyler Family