Pat Casey

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Pat Casey
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Oregon State
Conference Pacific-12 Conference
Record 715–403–4 (.640)
Biographical details
Born 1959
McMinnville, Oregon
Playing career
1980 University of Portland
Position(s) Outfielder
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988-1994
1995-present
George Fox University
Oregon State
Head coaching record
Overall 886–516–5 (.632)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
NCAA champions 2006, 2007
Awards
Baseball America Coach of the Year 2006
Pac-12 Coach of the Year 1997, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013

Pat Casey (born 1959) is 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. Despite losing all but two starters on the team and being selected last 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.

Playing career[edit]

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, including the Beaumont Golden Gators, the Calgary Cannons and the Portland Beavers.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

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 171-113-1 record.[1]

In 1995, he was named head coach at Oregon State, where through the 2013 season, he had compiled at 670-389-4 record.[1] Casey focused on recruiting players from the Pacific Northwest.[2] He has guided the Beavers to three straight 45+ win seasons, including back-to-back Pac-10 championships, four trips to the College World Series, and two national championships. He is the only coach in NCAA history to lead a team to the National Championship after playing in six elimination games.[citation needed] 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, and 2013,[3][4][5] and was named Baseball America Coach of the Year in 2006.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Oregon State Beavers (Pac-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
Oregon State: 715–403–4 280–232
Total: 886–516–5

      National 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

Personal[edit]

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.[6]

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