SCOTT DOUGLAS – FIELD MANAGER

douglas-scottOn May 5, 2017, the Waterloo Bucks announced Scott Douglas would return as the team’s Field Manager in 2017.  Douglas looks to build on last year’s 36-36 record that saw Waterloo finish 2.5 games out of first place in the North Division in the first half.

“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!”

In 2016 under Douglas, 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.

"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.”

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 2012 and ‘13, 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.  In 1997 and ’98, Douglas was an Assistant Coach at the University of Northern Iowa.

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 professional baseball for the Regina Cyclones of the North Central League and for Moose Jaw from 1994-’95.  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 Foundation in Lakewood, Colorado.  He and his wife Keri have two children, Kade (14) and Seth (11).

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
 
 

 

COREY THOMPSON – COACH

thompson-coreyThompson joins the Waterloo Bucks for his first season in 2016 as the team’s pitching coach. Thompson just completed his second season as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Point University. In two seasons as a pitcher at Point University, Thompson went 8-9 with a 4.94 ERA in 30 games (23 starts). As a senior in 2014, Thompson went 4-3 with a 5.65 ERA in 16 games (10 starts). In 57.1 innings, Thompson struck out 43. As a junior in 2013, Thompson finished with a record of 4-6 in a team-high 13 starts. Thompson finished second on the Skyhawks with four complete games, 81 innings pitched and 54 strikeouts.

 

 

 

JIMMY TURK – COACH

turk-jimmyTurk joins the Waterloo Bucks for his first season in 2016 as an assistant coach. Turk is an assistant baseball coach at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Ariz., and has been a coach at Slammers Baseball and Softball in Colorado for the last six years. Turk has experience as a coach at the Perfect Game World Championships and represented team Colorado at the NTIS USA Baseball Showcase as a coach. Turk won a 6A State Championship as a senior at Owasso High School in Oklahoma. Turk went on to be a two-year starter at Otero Junior College before transferring to Oral Roberts University. Turk concluded his collegiate baseball career at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, finishing with a .396 batting average. Turk has a BSBA in Management from Colorado State-Pueblo.