Pat Bailey


Oregon State associate head coach Pat Bailey is in his ninth season with the program in 2016.


In 2015, he again mentored the club's outfielders and helped tutor his second All-American.  Jeff Hendrix batted .339 with 15 doubles and six home runs and was named All-Pac-12 and an All-American.  He was eventually taken in the fourth round of the MLB Draft by the New York Yankees.


Hendrix's fantastic 2015 season came on the heels of a historic 2014 season for the Oregon State outfield.


Michael Conforto and Dylan Davis came into the season established as two of the best corner outfielders, but Jeff Hendrix, with Bailey's guidance, cemented the group as the top in college baseball.  All three were named first-team All-League selections while Conforto was selected as the Pac-12 Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.


For OSU fans, all of the above should have come as no surprise.

Bailey, who coaches the teams outfield and hitters, helped develop the outfield into one of the finest in the nation. Michael Conforto and Dylan Davis were Oregon State’s team leaders offensively and center fielder Max Gordon made arguably the nation’s top defensive plays.

Bailey mentored Conforto to a school-record 76 RBI and a .349 batting average in 2012, helping highlight the team’s offensive season.

In 2011, he helped guide the Beavers to their third consecutive postseason appearance and the sixth in seven years.

In 2011, the club’s outfielders included Ryan Barnes, who, after not playing a significant role in 2010, started 44 games and drove in 25 runs, as well as Brian Stamps, an MLB draftee who tallied 11 doubles and seven stolen bases.

Bailey’s center fielder in 2010, Adalberto Santos, was the team’s most dangerous player last season, leading the team in triples and was among the team’s leaders in batting average and home runs. Santos was later selected in the 22nd round of the MLB Draft by Pittsburgh and was named one of the New York-Penn League’s top prospects.

In 2009, his second year with OSU, the team’s hitting and outfield coach inherited a host of position players who were new to the program or who had seen little playing time in previous seasons. Bailey helped mold players such as Adalberto Santos, Stefen Romero and Michael Miller into everyday contributors who played key roles in the team’s lineup.

Bailey came to Oregon State prior to the 2008 season after spending 12 seasons at George Fox, winning a Division III national title with the Bruins in 2004.

Bailey, 53, compiled a 353-158 record - and is the winningest coach in school history - and earned National Coach of the Year honors after that 2004 national title. He was an eight-time Northwest Conference Coach of the Year honoree.

During Bailey’s tenure, the Bruins won or shared eight Northwest Conference titles. George Fox advanced to the NCAA tournament six times and to the NAIA playoffs twice before moving to the NCAA.
Bailey is the winningest baseball coach in the school’s history.

In 2004, Bailey’s team became the first George Fox squad in any sport to win an NCAA national championship. The Bruins went 40-10 overall, setting a new single-season record for wins and tying the record for best winning percentage at .800.

After tying for the 2004 NWC title, George Fox earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. The Bruins swept through four games at the NCAA West Regional in Orange, Calif., and then posted a 5-1 record at the Division III World Series in Appleton, Wis., beating Eastern Connecticut State 6-3 in the championship game.

Seven of Bailey’s George Fox players signed professional contracts, including five members of the national championship team. His players earned 10 All-America honors and four Academic All-America honors.

Bailey earned his business education degree from the University of Idaho in 1978 and his master of education degree in educational administration from Oregon in 1983. Bailey earned two letters in baseball at Idaho and was the team captain.

Bailey graduated in 1974 from Moscow (Idaho) High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball, being named the baseball team’s Most Valuable Player.

Bailey and his wife, Susan, have two children: son Alex, who played baseball for George Fox in 2003; and daughter Ann. His daughter, Ann, is married to Collin Schneider and they have one child, Adlai, 2.

Nate Yeskie


Nate Yeskie, one of the most respected pitching coaches in the nation, is in his eight season with the program in 2016.


In 2015, he helped the Beavers to their seventh consecutive postseason appearance by tutoring a young, but talented pitching staff.  One veteran, Andrew Moore, was selected in the second round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.


Yeskie's staff tallied a 3.02 earned run average last season, finished with seven shutouts and produced first-team all-league selections in Moore and freshman Drew Rasmussen, who tossed the program's first perfect game in March 2015.


In 2014, he guided his pitching staff to one of the most respected units in the country.  Jace Fry was named the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year and Ben Wetzler ended the 2014 season with the nation's lowest earned run average at 0.78.  Yeskie guided the duo and OSU's staff to a 2.29 ERA in 2014, just 0.01 shy of the school record, set the season before.  The Beavers did set a school record with 15 shutouts, eight of which coming during conference action.


Fry and Wetzler were both selected in the 2014 MLB Draft, as was Scott Schultz.  Twenty-one pitchers have been selected by MLB teams in Yeskie's six seasons in Corvallis.


The Beavers' ptiching staff closed out the 2013 campaign with one of the finest efforts in program history.

Yeskie’s staff finished 2013 with a program-record 2.28 earned run average. The Beavers tied for the nation’s lead with 12 shutouts, which also set a school record. He was named the nation’s top pitching coach by Collegiate Baseball after the season.

Four Oregon State pitchers were drafted, including two in the top six rounds: Ben Wetzler (fifth) and Matt Boyd (sixth).

Yeskie mentored a starting staff that rivaled for the best in the nation. His weekend starters, Boyd, Wetzler and Andrew Moore, combined to go 35-7 with a 2.00 ERA while finishing with 37 quality starts in 52 starts (71.1 percent). Moore tied for the nation’s lead with 14 victories in his first year at the collegiate level.

Yeskie’s staff finished the 2012 campaign with a 3.48 earned run average and his pitchers combined to throw 29 quality starts.
He mentored Jace Fry to multiple Freshman All-America honors and helped Dan Child to a 6-4 record and Team USA berth a year after finishing with just five innings of relief.

The Oregon State staff has recorded a sub-4.00 ERA in four of Yeskie’s seasons while combining for 25 complete games, 30 shutouts and 79 saves in 93 attempts since he began his stint at OSU prior to the 2009 season.

The Oregon State staff finished the 2011 season with a team ERA of 3.14 in 2011, which was the lowest since 2005 and the second-lowest since 1979.

Yeskie’s staff included Sam Gaviglio, who won 12 games and was named an All-American and at one point was a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award, as well as Tony Bryant, who saved 12 games. Josh Osich threw the program’s first complete-game no-hitter since 1947 when the Beavers defeated UCLA, 2-0, on April 30.

Yeskie served as the pitching coach at his alma mater, UNLV, from 2005 to 2007. During his tenure with the Runnin’ Rebels, Yeskie mentored eight players who earned either an All-Conference or All-Tournament Team selection.

Eight UNLV pitchers who were tutored by Yeskie in his three seasons were been selected by Major League Baseball clubs, while another signed as an undrafted free agent.

Prior to returning to UNLV as a coach, Yeskie spent five seasons in the Minnesota Twins Minor League system, reaching as high as Double-A New Britain. He finished with a 27-24 record and 4.91 earned run average over the five seasons. Yeskie went 11-7 with Fort Wayne of the Midwest League in 1997, recording 111 strikeouts in 165 1/3 innings of work. In 2000, his last season, the La Crosse, Wis., native went 4-1 in 21 appearances.

During his time in professional baseball, Yeskie worked with former Detroit Tigers pitching coach and current Kansas City Minor League Pitching Coordinator Rick Knapp as well as MLB veterans Bert Blyleven, Mel Stottlemyre, Jr., and former pitching coach Billy Connors, who once held the position of Director of Player Personnel with the New York Yankees.

Yeskie came to the Twins organization after being drafted in the ninth round of the 1996 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Minnesota selected the right-hander after he finished his UNLV career with a 22-12 mark, including 16 complete games.

A three-year letterwinner, his 147 strikeouts in 1995 still stand as UNLV’s single-season record. The mark was also fifth-best nationally that season, and coupled with his nine complete games – which led the Big West Conference – earned him First-Team All-Big West and First-Team All-Region honors.

Yeskie married the former Brittney Belshe, a former Oregon State volleyball player, in January 2012. The couple resides in Corvallis.



National Champions: 2006, 2007, 2018

College World Series: 1952, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2017, 2018

NCAA Super Regionals: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018

NCAA Regionals: 1952, 1962, 1963, 1983, 1985, 1986, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018

Pat Casey, Head Coach


Oregon State head coach Pat Casey is continually referred to as one of the finest coaches in the country, and for good reason.  His team succeeds, year-in and year-out.


In 2015, he took charge of a young program and guided the club to a second place finish in the Pac-12 Conference.  The club, which finished with 39 wins, including 19 in league play, regularly started upwards of nine underclassmen in their lineup.  The team's most veteran lineup had just four upperclassmen.


The 2015 season continued the most productive stretch in OSU history as the club made its seventh consecutive postseason appearance - extending a program record - which also gives the team 10 appearances in the last 11 seasons.


Casey guided the Beavers to their second consecutive Pac-12 Conference title in 2014, and did so in impressive fashion.  The Beavers had a mix of veterans and youth, and battled back from a 6-3 start in conference play for the crown.


At one point during conference play, Casey's club won 11 consecutive league games, and the Beavers won nine of 10 series for the second consecutive season.


Overall, Oregon State finished with 45 wins in 2014, hitting the 40-win plateau for the fourth consecutive season and seventh time during his 20-year tenure with the Beavers.


Casey's players were recognized for their efforts, as Michael Conforto, Ben Wetzler, and Jace Fry were all named All-Americans.  That gives Casey 15 All-Americans since arriving in Corvallis in 1995.


The Beavers won 52 games in 2013, setting a school record, and advanced to their fourth College World Series under Casey, who took over the program prior to the 1995 season. The 2013 Beavers won 24 games in Pac-12 Conference play and had winning streaks of 15 and 12 games, respectively, to help the club advance to its eighth postseason in nine seasons.

Oregon State’s 15 and 12-game win streaks marked the first year since 2007 the Beavers had two win streaks of 10 or more.

The Beavers won the Pac-12 Championship for the third time since the league unified prior to the 1999 season and set a conference record for most wins in league play. The team’s .800 winning percentage (24-6) against conference foes marks the best percentage by any Pac-12 school since the 1999 league unification.

Now with 670 wins in his 19 seasons at Oregon State, Casey will need 19 victories in 2014 to surpass California’s Bob Milano for the 10th-most wins all-time by a Pac-12 Conference coach.

Casey won his 614th career game on May 25, 2012, surpassing Jack Riley as the winningest coach in school history.

Casey’s club finished the 2012 season with 40 wins as he and OSU won seven Pac-12 series, going 9-5 against Pac-12 foes who advanced to the postseason.

The Beavers have won 40 games seven times in school history, all occurring under Casey.

Casey guided the Beavers to 41 wins during the season in 2011, reaching the 30-win plateau for the 11th time in his 17 seasons in Corvallis.

In doing so, Casey guided the Beavers to their third regional host nomination since 2005, at the time.

He was named the 2011 Pacific-10 Conference Coach of the Year for the third time, previously reaching the accomplishment in 2005 and 2006. He has since picked up his fourth conference coach of the year honor, in 2013.

Casey has guided Oregon State to two national championships and three conference titles. He has won an outstanding 42 games in the postseason, which accounts for better than 85 percent of the program’s all-time NCAA wins.

Arguably one of the most successful active Division-I head coaches in the country, Casey has established a level of winning unrivaled in the program’s history.

Prior to the start of the 2010 season, he was named as the top collegiate coach of the last decade by Baseball America in a vote by his peers. The Beavers, meanwhile, were named as the No. 2 program of the decade, trailing only Texas. The Beavers and Casey earned the special recognition after winning back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007 and winning Pacific-10 Conference titles in 2005 and 2006.

Perhaps an even more special honor was bestowed upon Casey just prior. He and his wife, Susan, were recipients of the Nell and John Wooden Coaching Achievement Award. The honor goes to a head coach and his spouse for their dedication to success on the field and in making an impact on the lives of their players.

Truly, Pat Casey has been the right person to led Oregon State baseball over the last decade and a half.

In the past nine seasons alone, Casey has guided the Beavers to 397 victories, which is second in the Pac-12. During that same stretch, Casey’s clubs have won 139 conference games, which is second-most among division clubs.

In that nine-year stretch, 10 players have earned All-America honors while 26 players have been recognized as all-league performers. That includes three league Most Valuable Player awards and two Defensive Player of the Year selections.

The Beavers reached the postseason for the fifth time in six seasons in 2010, advancing to the Gainesville Regional. The Beavers bowed out in three games, but just days after, the Beavers had eight players selected in the MLB Draft, seven of whom would eventually sign their first professional contracts.

Casey and the Beavers advanced to the championship game of the Fort Worth Regional in 2009. Oregon State finished the 2009 campaign with a 37-19 record and 15-12 mark in Pac-10 play, tying the club for third.

On May 19, 2009, Casey became just the third head coach in school history to record 500 victories with the Beavers when OSU defeated Oregon.

In 2008, Casey and the Beavers went 28-24 and missed out on the postseason. But the Beavers played perhaps their most ambitious schedule in school history and took series from five schools that earned either No. 1 or No. 2 seeds in NCAA Regionals. Oregon State posted a 5-5 record against College World Series teams, taking 2-of-3 in separate series against Arizona State and Georgia.

In 2008, Casey made marks on the program, literally. He spearheaded a fundrasing campaign to expand Goss Stadium, adding nearly 1,000 permanent seats, a stadium suite, new player’s lounge, academic room and Hall of Fame room. The additions transformed Goss Stadium from one of the best in the West into one of the nation’s finest collegiate stadiums.

In 2007, Casey, his staff and the team’s players worked hard to build team chemistry, coming together at the right time for a second-straight national championship. Oregon State went an incredible 39-4 in non-conference games, including an 11-1 mark in the postseason. After losing their second game at the Charlottesville Regional, the Beavers went on a dynamic run, winning their last 10 games -- including five in Omaha -- to claim the national title.

That title thrusted Oregon State into NCAA baseball lore. The Beavers became just the fifth program to win back-to-back national titles, joining Texas (1949-50), USC (1970-74), Stanford (1987-88) and LSU (1996-97).

For his ability to mold the Beavers into the nation’s finest, Casey was again recognized as a national coach of the year, this time by Collegiate Baseball and the American Baseball Coaches Association. The honors comes a year after Casey was the consensus national coach of the year in leading Oregon State to its first title.

That 2006 title was just as special, as the Beavers became the first program from the Pacific Northwest to the NCAA Division I College World Series.

The 2006 Beavers had a storybook season, capped by a run through the CWS that saw them win six elimination games in Omaha to win the national championship. After being beaten by Miami (Fla.) in its opening game, OSU won four straight - including back-to-back shutouts of top-ranked Rice - to reach the championship series. In the best-of-three finals against North Carolina, OSU lost the opening game and trailed by five runs in the second game before rallying for wins of 11-7 and 3-2 for the title.

Oregon State’s 50-16 season set a school record for wins for the second straight season, and the Beavers refuse-to-lose style of play captured the hearts of not only those watching in Omaha, but college baseball fans across the nation.

After the 2006 season, Oregon State signed Casey to a new 10-year contract to guarantee his future in Corvallis. Casey had become an attractive candidate for coaching vacancies at a number of high-profile schools given the Beavers’ amazing success.

In retaining Casey, Oregon State instantly kept its most successful coach in Corvallis. It also allowed the Beavers to have the knowledge they have one of the most recognized coaches in the nation. In 2006, after winning the team’s first title, was Casey was recognized as the National Coach of the Year by Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America and American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).

In 2005, he was named the Pac-10’s Coach of the Year after guiding the Beavers to their first of two straight conference titles. He earned the honor again in 2006 with the second title. In both years, he was recognized as the ABCA’s West Region Coach of the Year.

With back-to-back titles comes increased exposure. For the second time under Casey’s tenure, Oregon State has expanded the Beavers’ home field, and both times, Casey has been a driving force behind the renovations.

In 1999, Oregon State expanded what is now known as Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, adding increased seating, improved locker rooms and a full press box.

And Casey and the Beavers have rewarded the fans with increased chances to watch the team play. In each of their three College World Series years, the Beavers played a super regional at venerable Goss, and it has paid off. Oregon State has gone 6-1 at super regionals in Corvallis, defeating USC, Stanford and Michigan.

In 2005 and 2006, Casey earned both the Pacific-10 Conference and NCAA West Region Coach of the Year honors for guiding the Beavers to back-to-back Pac-10 championships and berths in the CWS.

Since Casey became Oregon State’s head coach prior to the 1995 season, the Beavers have moved into a prominent position on the national scene.

OSU has had players earn spots on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team eight times, earn All-America honors 17 times, and had players taken in the top 10 rounds of the Major League Baseball draft 38 times - including first-rounders Jacoby Ellsbury in 2005 and Kunz and Canham in 2007. Ellsbury became Oregon State’s first former player to win a Major League World Series when he and the Boston Red Sox won their second title in four seasons in 2007.

In 2005, OSU had been picked to finish sixth in the Pacific-10 in the annual coaches poll; Casey guided the Beavers to the Pac-10 championship and the College World Series. OSU’s 46-12 record was a school record for wins in a season, the Beavers’ No. 7 finish in the the final polls was Oregon State’s highest ever, and OSU’s No. 2 ranking during the season was the highest it had ever climbed in the national rankings.

Casey was also named Co-Coach of the Year in the Pacific-10 Northern Division for the 1997 season, and the Beavers have set numerous school records during Casey’s time at OSU.

Casey was instrumental in the drive to build Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, the 1999 renovation to Oregon State’s longtime ballpark. The OSU head coach was heavily-involved in fundraising for the $2.3 million project; when the go-ahead was given for construction, he had a hand in the ballpark’s design to assure that it would be one of the most user-friendly facilities in college baseball. In 2002, the ballpark also received its first set of lights for night play.

For the 2007 season, a new scoreboard with video replay capabilities and a new FieldTurf infield were installed at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. In all, Casey has been a guiding force in each step of renovation at Goss, and those improvements have made the picturesque ballpark one of the finest in the nation and in the Pac-10.

Oregon State hired Casey in the summer of 1994, asking him to follow in the large footsteps of Jack Riley, who retired after 22 seasons as head coach.

Most of the key players from OSU’s 1994 Northern Division pennant-winning team had graduated, but Casey’s first season saw the Beavers battle to a winning record of 25-24-1 in 1995. That set the stage for one of the finest three-year runs in the long history of baseball at Oregon State.

In 1996, the Beavers posted a 32-16-1 record and went into the final weekend of the season with a chance to win the Pac-10 Northern Division pennant. In 1997, Oregon State set a school record for wins in the regular season with a record of 38-12-1 and took postseason hopes into the final weekend.

In 1998, Oregon State broke into the national rankings for the first time in four years and went 35-14-1. The season included series sweeps of Arizona, which was ranked in the top 10 at the time, and UCLA.

In 2001, Oregon State again made a strong bid for the postseason, finishing with a 31-24 record. OSU had five wins over teams ranked in the final Baseball Weekly/USA Today coaches poll of the regular season and had a 10-9 record against schools selected for the NCAA Regionals.

In 2004, OSU’s 7-0 start was the school’s best in 42 years. That team had a then-school-record six players selected in the MLB draft and another signed as a free agent, and it set the stage for the magic of 2005 and 2006.CaseyPointLeft

Casey came to OSU after seven seasons at George Fox College, a NAIA school in his hometown of Newberg, Ore. Under Casey, the Bruins went 171-113-1 (.602) overall and were 155-54-1 against NAIA competition; they won three District 2 titles, five Metro Valley Conference titles and two Cascade Conference titles.

During his time at George Fox, Casey was named Coach of the Year three times in District 2, four times in the Metro Valley Conference and twice in the Cascade Conference.

Casey earned his bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from George Fox in 1990. He played for the University of Portland from 1978-80 and was a first-team All-NorPac Conference outfielder his final two seasons. He was a second-team All-Region selection in 1980. He also lettered in basketball one season.

After being drafted in the 10th round by the San Diego Padres in 1980, Casey played seven professional seasons. He reached Class AAA with the Calgary Cannons in 1985-86 and the Portland Beavers in 1987.

After concluding his professional playing career, Casey took over George Fox’s baseball program; while coaching the baseball team, he  also played basketball for the Bruins while completing his degree.

Casey, 53, was born in McMinnville, Ore. He graduated in 1977 from Newberg High, where he starred in football, basketball and baseball.

He and his wife, Susan, have four children - Jonathan (26), Brett (25), Ellie (21) and Joseph (14).



Andy Jenkins, Assistant Coach




Former Oregon State infielder Andy Jenkins is in his fifth season on the Oregon State staff in 2016 - his fourth as an assistant coach after spending one season as an undergraduate assistant coach.


The Beavers' infielders thrived under Jenkins in 2015.  KJ Harrison was named the Pac-12's Freshman of the Year, while his first-year counterpart, Christian Donahue, started a majority of games at second base.  Catchers Logan Ice, Dane Lund, and Harrison combined to hold opposing base-stealers to a less than 50 percent success rate.


Oregon State again ranked in the top three in the Pac-12 Conference for defensive fielding percentage, and was just a couple of points off tying the school's single-season record.


In 2014, he helped mold the Oregon State infield despite entering the season with a mix of veterans and first-year players.  The left side of the infield was anchored by freshmen Trever Morrison and Caleb Hamilton, while the right side saw Andy Peterson, Kavin Keyes and Gabe Clark stabilize the team's defense.


Oregon State didn't miss a beat despite the mix, OSU ended the regular season as one of the top defensive clubs in the nation and posted a school-record .979 fielding percentage.


He helped guide Oregon State to the most wins in school history in 2013.  He served as the team's infield and catchers coach while manning the third base coaching box while the club is on offense.

Catcher Jake Rodriguez threw out 22-of-36 steal attempts against him in 2013, a success rate of better than 60 percent. The rest of the infield was superb as Oregon State finished with a .973 fielding percentage and led the Pac-12 - and was amongst the top 25 nationally - with 65 double plays, just four shy of tying the program’s single-season record.

In his first coaching season with the Beavers, Oregon State advanced to its fourth consecutive NCAA Regional and the club won 40 games for the fifth time in team history.

Jenkins helped work with the team’s catchers and they excelled, throwing out better than 53 percent of runners attempting to steal, by far the best mark in the Pac-12 Conference. Jake Rodriguez, who was in his first full season behind the plate, was successful in throwing out 28-of-44 in stolen-base attempts against, which accounts for an impressive 64 percent.

Jenkins lettered for the Beavers in 2004 and 2005, helping guide the team to its first visit to the College World Series in more than 50 years his junior season.

Jenkins, a native of Salem, Ore., was also the most prolific Beaver offensively during the team’s postseason run. He batted .459 - leading the team by more than 100 points - and tallied two home runs, two doubles and 13 RBI while slugging .784.
 His .388 average as a senior in 2005 still stands as the ninth-best figure in team history. He also had 56 runs batted in that season, which led the club and stands as the 10th-best mark in a season in school history.

He ended his two-year Oregon State career having played in 98 games, batting .343 with 12 home runs, 15 doubles, 86 RBI and 41 walks while striking out just 44 in more than 340 at bats. His .343 career average is just shy of being in the top 10 for a career at Oregon State.

After his Oregon State career, Jenkins was selected in the 11th round of the 2005 MLB First-Year Player Draft by Florida. He played six seasons in the Minor Leagues with Florida and Texas, reaching the Triple-A level in 2009 and 2010. His six-year career saw him tally 2,341 plate appearances and he batted .268 with 32 home runs, 116 doubles, eight triples and 277 RBI.
Jenkins came to Oregon State after a two-year career at Mt. Hood Community College where he batted .358 as a sophomore, and as a freshman, was named first-team all-league at catcher.

Jenkins graduated from Oregon State with a degree in psychology in 2012. He is a native of Salem, Ore., and married the former Jessica McGee in January 2013.