Field Manager Casey Harms | On March 3, 2021, the Waterloo Bucks announced Casey Harms will return for his third season as the team’s Field Manager.  A proven leader, Harms navigated through the 2020 pandemic-shortened season, winning the Northwoods League Minnesota-Iowa Region Championship with a record of 28-13.  The ’20 season followed the 2019 campaign where Harms led Waterloo to the NWL Playoffs, winning the Great Plains East Subdivision First Half Championship.

“I am very excited to be back in the Cedar Valley for my third summer with the Bucks,” said Harms.  “We have made so many great memories in Waterloo, highlighted with a return to the playoffs in 2019 and a championship season in 2020.  I want to thank Dan Corbin and the Bucks community for their support and help making Waterloo such a great experience for our players and my family.  We can’t wait to see everyone at Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium.  Go Bucks!”

Harms owns a 62-48 regular season record as skipper of the Bucks.  Under the watch of Harms, Waterloo saw four players named to the NWL’s 2020 Postseason All-Star Team.  In 2019, the Bucks made their first trip to the postseason since 2013, finishing their first half title run with a 20-16 record. 

Harms is currently the Associate Head Coach at Santa Barbara City College.  Before joining the Vaqueros coaching staff, Harms had been a coach with UC Santa Barbara for six years, helping them to three NCAA Regionals, one Super Regional, and the first College World Series appearance in school history.  Harms also has other summer-collegiate experience, coaching for the Kelowna Falcons of the West Coast League in 2014.

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, Sam, currently reside in Santa Barbara, California.


 

WATERLOO BUCKS MANAGERIAL RECORDS
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 87-107 2016-18
JD Eaton* 8-14 2018
Casey Harms 62-48 2019 – 1ST HALF CHAMPS 2019-20
2020 – MINNESOTA-IOWA REGION CHAMPIONSHIP
* Interim Manager