SCOTT DOUGLAS – FIELD MANAGER

Waterloo saw a five-game win improvement from the 2015 season.  Under the guidance of Douglas, the Bucks sent four players to the NWL All-Star Game, two to the NWL Major League Dreams Showcase, and had one player make the NWL Postseason All-Star Team.  Pitcher Derek Hendrixson and catcher Adam McGinnis both were named Summer Collegiate All-Americans by Perfect Game.

“I want to thank General Manager Dan Corbin and team ownership for bringing us back as a staff for 2017,” said Douglas.  “A chance to work with Dan and being a part of the Buck tradition is an honor and privilege.  We did some good things last season and stayed in the hunt for 70 games.  As a staff we paid attention from day one and took notes of what we will need to do better to be a playoff team; one that can compete for a championship.  I’m looking forward to another summer at Riverfront Stadium with the best fans in the Northwoods League!”

Douglas, a resident of Lakewood, Colorado, spent 2006, 2007, 2014, and 2015 as skipper of the Regina Red Sox of the summer-collegiate Western Major Baseball League where his squads made the playoffs all four years, clinching the Division pennant twice, and advancing to the Final in 2015.  Douglas was voted the WMBL’s Coach of the Year in 2006.  In 2013, Douglas was the Head Coach at Colorado Christian University.  Prior to that, Douglas was the Head Coach at Trinidad State Junior College from 2000-2012 and put up an overall record of 372-323-1. In 1998, Douglas was an Assistant Coach at the University of Northern Iowa.

"We are excited to have Scott back for the 2017 season," said Corbin. "Scott’s determined approach and coaching experience are a perfect fit here in the Cedar Valley.  Scott promotes a winning culture and does an exceptional job of developing our players.  Our front office’s ideals have aligned with his since day one and we are thrilled to see what will happen on the field this summer.”

Beginning his coaching career in 1990, Douglas was a Head Coach/Player in the semi-professional/collegiate Saskatchewan Major Baseball League for three seasons.  From 1992-’96, Douglas was an Assistant Coach at Hardin-Simmons University.  Douglas then moved on to the pro ranks, becoming the Third Base Coach for the Moose Jaw Diamond Dogs in the Prairie League and was promoted to Field Manager mid-season, a post he held until the end of the 1997 season, adding the title of Assistant General Manager along the way.

Douglas played his collegiate baseball at Waldorf Junior College and Hardin-Simmons before playing independent professional baseball for the Regina Cyclones of the North Central League in 1994 and for Moose Jaw of the Prairie League in 1995. In 1994, Douglas graduated from Hardin-Simmons with a Bachelor of Behavioral Science Degree, then earned a Master of Education Degree in Sports and Recreation Management from HSU in 2000.  Douglas is currently the Facility Manager at the Gold Crown Fieldhouse for the Gold Crown Foundation in Lakewood, Colorado.  He and his wife Keri have two children, Kade (15) and Seth (12).

MANAGER

RECORD

AWARD

YEAR

Eric Snider

161-86

1996 – NWL CHAMPIONSHIP, 1ST/2ND HALF CHAMPS

1995-98

   

1996 – NWL MANAGER OF THE YEAR

 
   

1997 – NWL RUNNERS UP, 2ND HALF CHAMPS

 
   

1998 – 1ST/2ND HALF CHAMPS

 

Darrell Handelsman

160-108

1999 – 2ND HALF CHAMPS

1999-2002

   

2000 – NWL RUNNERS-UP, 1ST HALF CHAMPS

 
   

2000 – NWL MANAGER OF THE YEAR

 
   

2001 – 1ST HALF CHAMPS

 
   

2001 – NWL MANAGER OF THE YEAR

 
   

2002 – NWL CHAMPIONSHIP, 2ND HALF CHAMPS

 

Andy Haines

52-76

 

2003-04

Jason Shockey

22-46

 

2005

Corey Allen

28-40

 

2006

Dan Fitzgerald

29-38

 

2007

Pete Lauritson

57-77

 

2008-09

Jason Nell

65-75

 

2010-11

Travis Kiewiet

130-81

2013 – 1ST/2ND HALF CHAMPS

2012-14

   

2013 – NWL MANAGER OF THE YEAR

 

Tony Manville

31-41

 

2015

Scott Douglas 36-36   2016
 

MATT SCHISSEL – GROUNDSKEEPER/VOLUNTEER COACH

Schissel joins the Bucks for his first season in 2017 as head groundskeeper and volunteer coach.  The Milan, Ill., native played collegiately at Central College in Pella, Iowa where he earned four varsity letters as a pitcher, and was also a member of the football team for two seasons.  He graduated from Central with a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2016. 

Schissel spent the previous two summers working for Perfect Game Baseball with the majority of his time being in Atlanta, Georgia at the Lakepoint Complex working tournaments and showcases.  Schissel also spent time coaching in the high school ranks.  He served as the head coach for the Alleman High School Jr. Legion team in 2013 and 2014.  He graduated from Alleman (Rock Island, Illinois) in 2012 where he was a part of a state runner up team in both baseball and football. 

COREY THOMPSON – COACH

Thompson returns to the Waterloo Bucks for his second season in 2017 as the team’s pitching coach. Thompson is currently the pitching coach at Coastal Alabama Community College in Bay Minette, Ala.

From 2015-16, Thompson served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Point University. 

 

JIMMY TURK – COACH

Turk returns to the Waterloo Bucks for his second season in 2017 as an assistant coach. Turk just finished his second year as an assistant baseball coach at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Ariz. Before South Mountain, Turk coached at Slammers Baseball in Colorado for seven years.  He also coached at Cherry Creek High School for three years winning a State Championship in 2012 and Ponderosa High School for two years. Turk is from Owasso, Oklahoma and currently resides in Phoenix, Ariz. He has his BSBA in Business Management from Colorado State University-Pueblo.