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.
|Born||1961 (age 57–58)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2003||Saddleback CC (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|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.
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.
Head coaching record
|Austin Kangaroos (American Southwest Conference) (2005–2006)|
|Austin Kangaroos (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) (2007–2010)|
|2007||Austin||22–25||9–6||2nd (Western)||NCAA D-III Regional|
|Northern Colorado Bears (Great West Conference) (2011–2013)|
|Northern Colorado Bears (Western Athletic Conference) (2014–present)|
|2015||Northern Colorado||16–32||12–14||7th||WAC Tournament|
|2016||Northern Colorado||16–34||11–12||6th||WAC Tournament|
|2017||Northern Colorado||24–30||10–14||6th||WAC Tournament|
|2018||Northern Colorado||29–24||11–13||5th||WAC Tournament|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Carl Iwasaki". Northern Colorado Bears. Archived from the original on January 2, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
- "Iwasaki Set to Take Division I Job". Austin College. August 4, 2010. Archived from the original on January 1, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
- "Iwasaki Named Head Coach at Northern Colorado". College Baseball Insider. August 5, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
- "Austin College baseball coach leaving for Northern Colorado". KXII. August 3, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
- "UNC selects baseball coach". Denver Post. August 5, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
- "Carl Iwaski to be named Head Coach at Northern Colorado". College Baseball Daily. August 4, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from The Baseball Cube