After a four-year absence from the program, Jeff Gremley returns to UIC as the newest addition to head coach Mike Dee's staff.
Gremley completed his playing career for the Flames in 2005, helping the team march to a Horizon League Tournament title and an appearance in the NCAA Lincoln Regional that season.
The shortstop was a valuable leader for UIC, both on and off the field. He played in 59 of 60 games that season, scoring 45 runs while driving in 33 during the Flames march to the postseason. He tied for the team lead with 16 stolen bases, while legging out 14 doubles and playing solid defense for Dee's group.
Prior to his time in Chicago, Gremley played shortstop from 2002-03 at the University of Iowa where he took the field in 100 out of 101 games for the Hawkeyes.
After completing his collegiate playing career with the Flames in 2005, Gremley returned as an undergraduate assistant coach for UIC during the 2006 campaign. That season, the Flames posted a record 22 wins in Horizon League play en route to the fifth of eight consecutive Horizon League regular season championships.
Gremley moved on to the corporate world, while working at complete his teaching certification from Trinity University. Gremley earned that degree in the spring of 2010.
Coaching has always remained a passion for Gremley as he has coached several youth travel squads and the Lincoln-Way North freshman squad which he led to a 29-2 record last year.
In his return to UIC, Gremley will work alongside assistant coach Sean McDermott with UIC's position players.
Gremley is a native of Frankfort, Ill.