Pat Casey (baseball)
Patrick Michael Casey (born March 17, 1959) is an American college baseball coach who was the head coach for the Oregon State Beavers baseball team. He is best known for winning the 2006 College World Series for the Beavers' first-ever baseball National Championship. The following year, despite losing all but two starters on the team and being the final team selected in the NCAA College World Series bracket, he led the Beavers to a repeat championship in the 2007 College World Series, the first unranked team in history to accomplish this feat.
Casey coaching at George Fox College
|Born||March 17, 1959|
|Alma mater||George Fox University|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
A three-sport athlete at Newberg High School, Casey attended the University of Portland where he played baseball as well as basketball. In baseball, he was named to the All-Pac-10 Conference Northern Division first team in 1979 and 1980, and was drafted in the 10th round by the San Diego Padres in the 1980 Major League Baseball draft. He played seven seasons in the minor leagues, first with the Padres organization from 1980 to 1984, then with the Seattle Mariners organization from 1985 to 1986 and finally the Minnesota Twins triple-A affiliate Portland Beavers in 1987.
After his playing career ended, Casey became head baseball coach at George Fox University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1990, also playing basketball for the school while coaching baseball. In seven seasons at George Fox, his baseball team compiled a 171–114–1 record.
In 1995, he was named head coach at Oregon State, where through the 2018 season, he had compiled a 900–458–6 record. Casey focused on recruiting players from the Pacific Northwest. He guided the Beavers to three straight 45+ win seasons, including back-to-back Pac-10 championships, six trips to the College World Series, and three national championships. He is the only coach in NCAA history to lead a team to the National Championship after playing in six elimination games, which he accomplished twice (in 2006 and 2018). After winning the 2006 national championship, the program received its first ever number 1 ranking by all four college baseball polls. He was named the Pac-12 Coach of the year in 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013 and 2017, and was named Baseball America Coach of the Year in 2006 and NCBWA Coach of the Year in 2017. In 2010, Casey was named Baseball America's Coach of the Decade for the years 2000–2009. On September 6, 2018, Casey announced his retirement from Oregon State.
Head coaching recordEdit
|George Fox Bruins (Metro Valley Conference) (1988–1992)|
|1988||George Fox||15–14||NAIA District|
|1989||George Fox||22–14||NAIA District|
|1990||George Fox||24–17||NAIA District|
|1991||George Fox||24–21||NAIA Area|
|1992||George Fox||29–18||NAIA Area|
|George Fox Bruins (Cascade League/Cascade Conference) (1993–1994)|
|1993||George Fox||26–16–1||14–3||1st||NAIA Area|
|1994||George Fox||31–13||16–2||1st||NAIA District|
|George Fox:||171–113–1 (.602)|
|Oregon State Beavers (Pacific-10/Pac-12 Conference) (1995–present)|
|1995||Oregon State||25–24–1||14–16||4th (North)|
|1996||Oregon State||32–16–1||14–10||2nd (North)|
|1997||Oregon State||38–12–1||18–6||2nd (North)|
|1998||Oregon State||35–14–1||15–9||2nd (North)|
|2005||Oregon State||46–12||19–5||1st||College World Series|
|2006||Oregon State||50–16||16–7||1st||College World Series Champions|
|2007||Oregon State||49–18||10–14||T–6th||College World Series Champions|
|2009||Oregon State||37–19||15–12||T–3rd||NCAA Regional|
|2010||Oregon State||32–23||12–15||T–7th||NCAA Regional|
|2011||Oregon State||41–19||17–10||T–2nd||NCAA Super Regional|
|2012||Oregon State||40–20||18–12||T–4th||NCAA Regional|
|2013||Oregon State||52–13||24–6||1st||College World Series|
|2014||Oregon State||45–14||23–7||1st||NCAA Regional|
|2015||Oregon State||39–18–1||19–10–1||2nd||NCAA Regional|
|2017||Oregon State||56–6||27–3||1st||College World Series|
|2018||Oregon State||55–12–1||20–9–1||2nd||College World Series Champions|
|Oregon State:||900–458–6 (.662)||362–268–2 (.574)|
Postseason invitational champion
Casey and his wife Susan have three sons and one daughter. Casey is a Roman Catholic and often attends daily Mass. Notre Dame interviewed Casey after he won his first championship in 2006 and offered him the head coaching position, but Casey decided to stay at Oregon State.
- "Pat Casey". OSUBeavers.com. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
- "Pat Casey". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
- "Pat Casey dared to dream, and now Oregon State is the class of college baseball". Oregon Live. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
- "Oregon Flashback: Oregon State baseball wins the 2007 College World Series". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
- "Where have we seen this before? 2018 Oregon State repeats its 2006 College World Series run". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
- "Pat Casey Named Pac-10 Coach Of The Year; Bryant, Gaviglio, Keyes Are First Teamers". OSUBeavers.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- "Pat Casey named Pac-10 Coach of the Year". Cliff Kirkpatrick. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- "Oregon State's Pac-10 honors: Pat Casey coach of the year; Sam Gaviglio, Kavin Keyes 1st-team selections". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- Joel Odom (September 6, 2018). "Pat Casey, Oregon State Beavers baseball coach, announces retirement". www.oregonlive.com. Advance Local Media LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
- George Fox 1994 Baseball Media Guide, p. 22
- George Fox 1995 Baseball Media Guide, p. 23
- "Canzano: Pat Casey learned work ethic long before laying groundwork for Beavers' pipeline to Omaha". Retrieved May 30, 2014.