Mitch Canham and Beaver Baseball have finished building the team’s 2020 coaching staff. Today the Beavers announced that Rich Dorman has been hired to be the team’s pitching coach, replacing Nate Yeskie, who left to join the Arizona Wildcats’ staff.
Dorman comes to Oregon State from Grand Canyon University, where he was the pitching coach for three seasons. During Dorman’s time with the Antelopes, the team won 2 WAC championships, with the pitching staff posting a 4.16 ERA last season and a 3.02 ERA in 2018.
Prior to that, Dorman was a coach in the Mariners organization. He helped develop young talents like James Paxton and Taijuan Walker while coaching for the Everett Aqua Sox and Clinton Lumberkings.
Like much of Canham’s coaching staff, Dorman has a prior connection to Oregon State. He spent a short time playing for the Beavers, making appearances in 3 games in 1999 before transferring to Western Baptist. In 2000 he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays, and eventually joined Seattle’s farm system. He moved around minor league affiliates until 2008, after which he joined the Mariners coaching staff.
With Canham as Head Coach, Dorman the Pitching Coach, Pat Bailey sticking around as hitting coach, Ryan Gipson as another assistant, and a pair of undergraduate assistants in Joey Wong and Parker Berberet, the Beavers are just about set for 2020.