Oregon State Beavers

Oregon State Beavers

The players, or rather former Oregon State baseball stars, have spoken and are voting “Yes” for Yeskie. 

The search is on for the next great baseball coach at Oregon State University. With the news yesterday of former baseball great Pat Casey electing NOT to return to coach the Beavers, OSU athletic director Scott Barnes begins his search party for one of the most pristine positions that is all of collegiate baseball coaching.

Nate Yeskie, the 2017 Assistant Coach of the Year by D1Baseball.com and the Pitching Coach of the Year per Collegiate Baseball, is in his 11th season with the program in 2019, a year after helping the team to its third national championship, (according to his bio on osubeavers.com). 

This conversation all started with 2018 National Champion Cadyn Grenier (shortstop for the Beavers) when he took to twitter to advocate for Yeskie.

Other teammates then chimed in, including Trevor Larnach and Caleb Hamilton. 

https://twitter.com/trevorlarnach/status/1136276650994405376

Our own Dwight Jaynes gives his insight on who he thinks should be in consideration for this position:

Andrew Checketts: Andrew Checketts, the successful head coach at UC-Santa Barbara who has won 61 percent of his games in his eight seasons there, is an Oregon State grad who pitched three seasons for the Beavers after graduating from West Linn High School.

Scott Brosius: Senior director of player development for USA Baseball. Served for the past two seasons as a coach for the Seattle Mariners after a long career as head baseball coach at Division III Linfield, where he won a national championship in 2013. 

 

It’s no surprise that players are giving their input as to who they want leading their program. This also happened with Oregon football last season with the departing Willie Taggart (to Florida State) and the players voicing their opinion on wanting Mario Cristobal (then offensive line coach) to step into the head coaching position. 

Player voice works. Who better to know what’s best for the program then the players who will be learning directly from that head coach. 

Only time will tell. Let the search begin.