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Longtime OSU Beavers Baseball assistant Pat Bailey out, replaced

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Oregon State Baseball

The Oregon State Beavers baseball head coach Mitch Canham is continuing to put his stamp on the program. 

On Thursday, Canham announced that longtime assistant coach Pat Bailey will not return to the coaching staff for the 2021 season and that camp coordinator and volunteer assistant coach Ryan Gipson has been promoted to a full-time assistant coach role. 

In 2019, Bailey, in an interim role as head coach, guided the Beavers to a 36-20-1 regular season overall record and 21-8 mark in Pac-12 Conference play. Oregon State finished third in the conference, just a game back of second place.

In 12 years with the Beavers, Bailey helped lead the program to the 2018 national championship, three trips to Omaha and 10 overall postseason appearances.

He joined the program as an assistant coach in 2008 and was promoted to associate head coach in October 2013.

Oregon State has posted a winning record in each of Bailey’s 12 seasons, and in the last three seasons alone, has posted a 146-36-2 overall record (.799).

“Our Beaver Baseball Family is extremely grateful for the work Coach Bailey has done in his time here at Oregon State University,” Canham said in a release. “He has poured his heart into this program and our student-athletes lives. We all want to wish him and his family many blessings going forward.

“Ryan’s passion, communication skills, growth mindset, and ability to design and implement high quality systems is going to push this program to even higher levels. Both he and coach Dorman are going to continue the tradition of bringing student-athletes who are successful on and off the field into the Beaver Baseball Family.”

 

Gipson spent the 2019 and 2020 seasons as the team’s camp coordinator and volunteer assistant coach. He lettered for Oregon State in 2005 and 2006 after transferring from Shasta Community College. A native of Central Point, Ore., he was a 2005 All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention selection.

Gipson came back to Oregon State after a four-year tenure as the head coach at Linn-Benton Community College, where he went 119-58 (.672), including a 72-16 (.818) record his final two seasons. He also served as an assistant athletic director his last year at LBCC.

Gipson served as an undergraduate assistant coach for the Beavers for two seasons, 2011 and 2012, before a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Dixie State in Utah before heading to LBCC.

Dorman, meanwhile, completed his first season as the Beavers’ pitching coach. Christian Chamberlain, Oregon State’s Friday night starter, was named an All-American and was selected in the fourth round of the 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft by Kansas City. His selection gave the Beavers at least one draft choice every year since 1993 and an OSU pitcher has been taken for 20 consecutive seasons.

Canham and the Beavers will now initiate a search for the program’s next camp coordinator and volunteer assistant coach.

Oregon State went 5-9 in Canham’s first season before it was cancelled due to COVID-19.