By now, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard the story.
Interim head coach Pat Bailey was basically a caretaker manager/head coach for the 2019 season, as former head coach Pat Casey decided to semi-retire after claiming last year’s College World Series title. However, all along the way, Casey has left the idea of a potential return to the program open, as noted frequently by many national and local sportswriters.
COACHING SCOOP: It’s looking like @BeaverBaseball former head coach Pat Casey will not make a final decision on coming back until Oregon State’s season is completed. That’s the smart move, even if the deadline was June 1. #PAc12 #gobeavs— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) May 30, 2019
Obviously, Casey’s resume speaks for itself. The sixty-year old manager claimed National Championships in 2006, 2007 and 2018 and has amassed an all-time 900–458–6 record at the school. He essentially built the school’s program up from a mediocre Pac-10 team to one of the best and most consistent squads in the country. Yet, even Casey coming back wouldn’t keep catcher Adley Rutschman on campus, as the talented slugger is projected to be the top pick in Monday’s MLB Draft.
When we ask if Casey returning to coach Oregon State Baseball is the right move, we mean is it truly what’s best for next year’s team and the status of the program as a whole. After a year away, it’s clear that Casey is undecided about his intention to remain a coach long-term and while Bailey’s debut season ended early by the team’s standards this weekend, the Beavers were hampered by unfortunate injuries all-season long.
So we ask you all out there in Beaver Nation, would Pat Casey coming back to coach the Beavers be the right move for the program?
Would Pat Casey Coming Back To Coach Oregon State Baseball Be The Right Move?
This poll is closed
As always with our “Sunday Poll”, you have until Monday night (6/3) at 11:59 PM PT to get your votes in so be sure to make your opinion heard today. Got more to say on the matter? Hit us up in the comments section and let us know how you feel.