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Rick "Coach" Smoliak 1943 - 2014

Rick "Coach" Smoliak

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Friday, February 28, 2014
Smoliak family, the Ave Maria Baseball team sends its deepest sympathies on the loss of Coach Smoliak. He was a fun person to be around and always had a classic one liner.

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Friday, February 28, 2014
To Rick's family,
we first met him when our boys were in Gardens rec league sports starting about 20 years ago and he was working with Gardens Rec Dept. during those years I came to consider him a friend and the "small world" connection with my former law partner Ken Marra whom he coached at Stony Brook made it even more special. I followed his career at Northwood, even seeing him at some their events. having grown up in a sports-daffy family with a grandpa who was longtime basketball coach, I think he has epitomized all the very best within the definition of "coach". our complete sympathies for your loss and rest in peace, Rick.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Sandy,
I am very sorry to learn of the passing of your father. I hope you find comfort in your family and friends.
Take care.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Barbara and Family. We just heard this afternoon that my Cousin Rick had passed away. My Dad (Tom Duffy) and rest of us are sending prayers your way. Rick was very special and we do remember all the good times when we were younger growing up. May he rest in peace.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Coach Smoliak was a great man. He loved his family, friends, and players.He had a great passion for sports, and used his coaching abilities to transform hundreds of young people he coached. He did things the right way, with honor and integrity. I am very thankful for all of the moments I shared with Coach Smoliak as he was my Athletic Director for over 12 years. He was a mentor, a leader, but most of all a friend. What sticks with me most was Coach Smoliak's love for his family. He was so very proud of his kids and grand kids, and he loved his wife dearly. The impact this man had on so many people cannot be expressed in words....Coach, Thank you for everything. Thank you for believing in me when others didn't, for supporting me when others wouldn't, and for teaching me when others thought I couldn't be taught. Thank you Coach!
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