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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.

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Casey coaching at George Fox College
Biographical details
Born (1959-03-17) March 17, 1959 (age 60)
McMinnville, Oregon
Alma materGeorge Fox University
Playing career
1978–1980Portland
Position(s)Outfielder
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988–1994George Fox
1995–2018Oregon State
Head coaching record
Overall1,071–571–7 (.651)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Awards

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Playing careerEdit

A three-sport athlete at Newberg High School, Casey attended the University of Portland where he played baseball as well as basketball.[1] 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.[1] 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.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

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.[1]

In 1995, he was named head coach at Oregon State, where through the 2018 season, he had compiled a 900–458–6 record.[1] Casey focused on recruiting players from the Pacific Northwest.[3] 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).[4][5] 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,[6][7][8] 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.[9]

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
George Fox Bruins (Metro Valley Conference) (1988–1992)
1988 George Fox 15–14 NAIA District[10]
1989 George Fox 22–14 NAIA District[10]
1990 George Fox 24–17 NAIA District[10]
1991 George Fox 24–21 NAIA Area[10]
1992 George Fox 29–18 NAIA Area[10]
George Fox Bruins (Cascade League/Cascade Conference) (1993–1994)
1993 George Fox 26–16–1 14–3 1st[11] NAIA Area[10]
1994 George Fox 31–13 16–2 1st[11] NAIA District[12]
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)
1999 Oregon State 19–35 7–17 8th
2000 Oregon State 28–27 9–15 6th
2001 Oregon State 31–24 11–13 6th
2002 Oregon State 31–23 10–14 6th
2003 Oregon State 25–28 7–17 T–8th
2004 Oregon State 31–22 10–14 T–6th
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
2008 Oregon State 28–24 11–13 T–6th
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
2016 Oregon State 35–19 16–14 T-3rd
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)
Total: 1,071–571–7 (.652)

      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

PersonalEdit

Casey and his wife Susan have three sons and one daughter.[1] 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.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Pat Casey". OSUBeavers.com. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Pat Casey". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Pat Casey dared to dream, and now Oregon State is the class of college baseball". Oregon Live. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
  4. ^ "Oregon Flashback: Oregon State baseball wins the 2007 College World Series". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  5. ^ "Where have we seen this before? 2018 Oregon State repeats its 2006 College World Series run". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Pat Casey named Pac-10 Coach of the Year". Cliff Kirkpatrick. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ a b c d e f George Fox 1994 Baseball Media Guide, p. 22
  11. ^ a b http://www.cascadeconference.org/sports/2008/7/12/071208_ccc_bb_standings.aspx?id=220
  12. ^ George Fox 1995 Baseball Media Guide, p. 23
  13. ^ "Canzano: Pat Casey learned work ethic long before laying groundwork for Beavers' pipeline to Omaha". Retrieved May 30, 2014.

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