SCOTT DOUGLAS – FIELD MANAGER

Scott Douglas returns to the Bucks in 2018 and looks to build on last year’s 39-33 record that saw Waterloo with the fourth best overall record in the Northwoods League North Division and the sixth best overall record in the 20-team NWL.

“I appreciate the opportunity and privilege general manager Dan Corbin and the ownership group have given me to be a part of the Waterloo Bucks organization,” said Douglas.  “We have been in the hunt for the postseason the last two seasons and have improved the win total both years.  We need to find a way to avoid the injuries in the second half and make that next step in becoming a playoff team.  I signed up to win the NWL title; maybe this is the year.”

In 2017 under Douglas, the Bucks saw a three-game win improvement from the 2016 season.  Although Waterloo missed the postseason, they were in the playoff hunt until the final game of the regular season. Milestone victories such as overall (playoffs included) franchise victory number 800 and 800 regular season wins were captured in the 2017 campaign.  Under the guidance of Douglas, the Bucks sent three players to the NWL All-Star Game and one to the NWL Major League Dreams Showcase.

“The Bucks organization is beyond excited to have Scott Douglas return for the 2018 season,” said Bucks general manager Dan Corbin.  “Having a manager with his coaching experience allows for top-quality recruiting and player development.  He has a great presence both on and off the field.  We know Scott will do a super job managing the team this year.”

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 (15) and Seth (12).

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 36-36 2016
Scott Douglas 39-33 2017