Oregon State coach Pat Casey (Aaron Fitt)


A Celebration Of Beaver Baseball


EUGENE, Ore. — Something Pat Casey said back in 2006 has always stuck with me. Casey had just led Oregon State to its first national championship and racked up a bunch of national Coach of the Year awards, but he did not let the success alter his perception of what coaching is all about.

“It’s about leading young men,” Casey said 11 years ago. “If you don’t believe you can do it, players can see it in your eyes. If you don’t believe, they won’t either.”

It was such a simple statement, but to me it seemed like[…]


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