University of Northern Colorado Baseball Camps

Coaching Staff

 

JAKE EK

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT | 1ST SEASON

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SHAUN OKU

UNDERGRAD. MANAGER | 3RD SEASON

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JORDEN FIELDS

UNDERGRAD. MANAGER | 1ST SEASON

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BROOKE CAVEY

UNDERGRAD. MANAGER | 1ST SEASON

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NICK CHILDS

ASSISTANT COACH | 1ST SEASON

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NATE RASMUSSEN

RECRUITING COORDINATOR | 1ST SEASON

Nate Rasmussen joined the Bear baseball staff as the volunteer assistant in July of 2016 and was promoted to a full-time assistant coach in December of 2017. He serves as hitting coach, outfield coach, first base coach, and camp director. He also coordinates summer ball placement.

In 2017, Rasmussen's first season as hitting coach, the Bears had their best offensive year since joining the WAC.  The Bears tallied their most runs, hits, doubles, home runs, and RBIs. The explosive Bear offense also recorded its highest team batting average and on base percentage since becoming a WAC member.  The 2017 Bear offense featured 4 different players with double-digit doubles for the first time since 2011, and 13 different players with a home run for the first time since 2009. 

Rasmussen spent the previous four seasons as the head assistant and recruiting coordinator at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. While at Pacific, Rasmussen worked with a variety of defensive position groups, and also served as third base coach. In addition, Rasmussen was also the head coach of Pacific’s junior varsity program.

During his time at Pacific, Rasmussen signed five all-conference players and one all-region player in three recruiting classes. The 2016 Boxer offense combined to break eight individual school records and senior right fielder Walker Olis was selected by the Miami Marlins in the 29th round, the first Pacific ballplayer drafted since 1991. Rasmussen has strong recruiting ties in Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, and his home state of Utah.

In the summer of 2015, Rasmussen was the head coach of the Portland Lobo’s in the NWCBL. He also spent time as a hitting coach for the Boys of Summer Baseball Club out of Bellevue, Washington. Rasmussen is also an established clinician who has served as a guest instructor and Stanford University, University of Washington, Head First, and Top 96 baseball camps.

As a player Rasmussen was a three-time All-Conference selection at Pacific. He was selected as a first team All-NWC selection at second base in 2011, and was team captain on Pacific’s 2012 NWC championship team.  Rasmussen played his prep baseball at perennial baseball powerhouse Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah. He was a first team all-state selection, leading Bingham to a second place state finish in 2008.

Rasmussen graduated from Pacific in 2012 with a degree in business with an emphasis in marketing.  He resides in Greeley with his wife Alissa.