TUCSON, Ariz. — Oregon State head coach Pat Casey was voted Collegiate Baseball's National Coach of the Year, the publication announced Monday morning.
Casey guided the Beavers to the program's third national championship last week, including a perfect 6-0 record in College World Series elimination games. The 5-0 victory over Arkansas to clinch the title was Casey's 900th career win in Corvallis.
OSU is the only program to win six elimination games at the CWS, doing so in 2006 and 2018.
The Beavers won 55 games in 2018, one shy of the school record of 56 set in 2017. OSU has posted a 111-18-1 (.858) record over the past two seasons.
With winning percentages of .903 (2017) and .816 (2018), OSU is the first team to lead Division I in the category in back-to-back seasons since Southern in 2002-03.
Casey has now been named National Coach of the Year by at least one publication in five different seasons: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2017 and 2018. Collegiate Baseball has recognized him as its Coach of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2018, following each of Oregon State's national titles.
Casey, a native Oregonian and Newberg High graduate, is 900–458–6 (.662) overall in 24 seasons at OSU. He has led the Beavers to five conference titles and six CWS appearances.
The Beavers 21-10 all-time at the CWS under Casey and 24-9 in NCAA tournament elimination games. OSU has won national titles in 2006, 2007 and 2018.