Carl Iwasaki

Carl Keiji Iwasaki (born 1961) is an American college baseball coach, currently serving as head coach of the Northern Colorado Bears baseball team. He was named to that position prior to the 2011 season.[1]

Carl Iwasaki
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamNorthern Colorado
Biographical details
Born1961 (age 5758)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Playing career
1981–1984Northern Colorado
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2003Saddleback CC (asst.)
2004Austin (asst.)
2011–presentNorthern Colorado
Head coaching record
TournamentsWAC: 2–8
NCAA: 0–0
Accomplishments and honors
Great West Coach of the Year (2013)

Iwasaki graduated from Punahou School in 1980, then played four seasons at Northern Colorado from 1981 through 1984, graduating in 1985. He later spent five years coaching the Bakersfield Braves select team and three years with Hawaii Winter Baseball. He then served as an assistant coach for two seasons with the Saddleback Gauchos junior college team in Mission Viejo, California. Next, he worked two seasons at Division III Austin before being elevated to the top job for five seasons. He made the rare jump from Division III to newly Division I Northern Colorado in the summer of 2010.[2][3][4][5][6]

In his three seasons with the Bears, he has led the team to a Great West Conference title and the championship game of the 2011 Great West Conference Baseball Tournament. Iwasaki earned GWC Coach of the Year honors in 2013. The Bears joined the Western Athletic Conference for the 2014 season.[1]

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Austin Kangaroos (American Southwest Conference) (2005–2006)
2005 Austin 10–255–168th (East)[7]
2006 Austin 19–229–12T–5th (East)[7]
Austin Kangaroos (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) (2007–2010)
2007 Austin 22–259–62nd (Western)[8]NCAA D-III Regional
2008 Austin 18–247–94th (Western)[9]
2009 Austin 15–245–155th (Western)[10]
2010 Austin 19–209–113rd (Western)[11]
Austin: 103–14044–69
Northern Colorado Bears (Great West Conference) (2011–2013)
2011 Northern Colorado 24–3219–72nd
2012 Northern Colorado 27–3315–134th
2013 Northern Colorado 33–2420–71st
Northern Colorado Bears (Western Athletic Conference) (2014–present)
2014 Northern Colorado 10–434–2310th
2015 Northern Colorado 16–3212–147thWAC Tournament
2016 Northern Colorado 16–3411–126thWAC Tournament
2017 Northern Colorado 24–3010–146thWAC Tournament
2018 Northern Colorado 29–2411–135thWAC Tournament
2019 Northern Colorado 12–358–19T-8th
Northern Colorado: 191–287110–122

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also


  1. "Carl Iwasaki". Northern Colorado Bears. Archived from the original on January 2, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  2. "Iwasaki Set to Take Division I Job". Austin College. August 4, 2010. Archived from the original on January 1, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  3. "Iwasaki Named Head Coach at Northern Colorado". College Baseball Insider. August 5, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  4. "Austin College baseball coach leaving for Northern Colorado". KXII. August 3, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  5. "UNC selects baseball coach". Denver Post. August 5, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  6. "Carl Iwaski to be named Head Coach at Northern Colorado". College Baseball Daily. August 4, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
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