Harms Named Bucks Field Manager
Waterloo, IA – The Waterloo Bucks have announced the hiring of Casey Harms as the team’s new Field Manager. Harms comes to the Bucks from Santa Barbara City College where he is the Associate Head Coach.
“Throughout the meticulous process of interviewing a number of applicants for our managerial position, Casey rose to the top with his energetic attitude, successful coaching track record, and solid communication skills,” said Bucks general manager Dan Corbin. “He comes highly recommended and we look forward to him guiding us back to the playoffs with a winning culture.”
A former assistant coach at UC Santa Barbara, Harms joined the Santa Barbara City College staff this past fall. Harms had been with the Gauchos coaching staff for the previous six years, helping them to three NCAA Regionals, one Super Regional, and the first College World Series appearance in school history. Harms also has summer-collegiate experience, coaching for the Kelowna Falcons of the West Coast League in 2014.
“I am very fortunate for the opportunity to lead the Bucks in 2019 and am excited to represent the Cedar Valley next summer,” said Harms.
Before entering the coaching profession, Harms was an outfielder and three-year captain at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Harms earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from Occidental in 2012 and earned a master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine in 2016. He and his wife Samantha currently reside in Santa Barbara, California.
|WATERLOO BUCKS MANAGERIAL RECORDS|
|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|
|Travis Kiewiet||130-81||2013 – 1ST/2ND HALF CHAMPS||2012-14|
|2013 – NWL MANAGER OF THE YEAR|
|* Interim Manager|
All Bucks home games are played at Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium which will host the 2019 Northwoods League All-Star Game. The ballpark welcomed a new state of the art video board in 2016 thanks to a matching grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association. Team ownership has invested more than $250,000 in improvements since the end of the 2014 season including painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, group outing areas, kids zone inflatables, and concessions equipment. Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks by utilizing their website at www.waterloobucks.com or utilizing the Northwoods League Mobile App.
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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Bucks as your favorite team.