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Pat Casey's contract to coach the Oregon St. baseball team has been extended to run through this and the next 5 seasons, through 2018.
Pat Casey's contract to coach the Oregon St. baseball team has been extended to run through this and the next 5 seasons, through 2018.

Oregon St. baseball coach Pat Casey has had his contract extended through the 2018 season.

"I wanted to extend the contract of Coach Casey in recognition of his loyalty to this University," Oregon St. Athletic Director Bob De Carolis said. "Coach Casey has done an incredible job in keeping Beaver baseball a national contender year-after-year and the way he has gone about doing so serves as a model for other universities. I think I can speak for Beaver Nation in saying that it is a well-deserved extension and I look forward to having Coach Casey in our dugout for the foreseeable future."

Casey is currently off to one of his best starts in 19 seasons at Oregon St., with the Beavers ranked #6 and currently 23-4 as they approach the midway point of the season, after posting 16 winning seasons in his first 18.

"I'm very appreciative of everything Bob De Carolis and Oregon State have done for me," Casey said. "I've been fortunate to be a part of this program for almost 20 years now and we've achieved great things in that time. This program is about the student-athletes and I'm honored to be the head coach at Oregon State."

Casey was named the national coach of the year, in 2005, 2006 and 2007, after 3 straight trips to Omaha for the College World Series, the last two the Beavers won, and was named the Pac-10 Conference's Coach of the Year in 2005, 2006 and 2011.

The extension added 2 more years to Casey's previous deal. Complete details were not announced, but Casey's base salary next year will be $308,232.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com