|1980||University of Portland|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|George Fox University
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
NCAA champions 2006, 2007
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. 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.
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, including the Beaumont Golden Gators, the Calgary Cannons and the Portland Beavers.
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.
In 1995, he was named head coach at Oregon State, where through the 2013 season, he had compiled at 670-389-4 record. Casey focused on recruiting players from the Pacific Northwest. 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. 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, and was named Baseball America Coach of the Year in 2006.
Head coaching record
|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)|
|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|
National champion 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.
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- "Pat Casey dared to dream, and now Oregon State is the class of college baseball". Oregon Live. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
- "Pat Casey Named Pac-10 Coach Of The Year; Bryant, Gaviglio, Keyes Are First Teamers". OSUBeavers.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- "Pat Casey named Pac-10 Coach of the Year". Cliff Kirkpatrick. 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.
- "Canzano: Pat Casey learned work ethic long before laying groundwork for Beavers' pipeline to Omaha". Retrieved May 30, 2014.