Oregon State announced on Thursday night that they would part ways with long-time assistant coach Pat Bailey after Bailey spent 13 years with the program. Joining the Beavers in 2008, Bailey was part of ten of Oregon State's 19 Regional appearances in program history. Most notably, Bailey helped coach the 2018 Beavers to a National Championship.
Bailey served as the interim head coach during the 2019 season, and led Oregon State to a 36-20-1 (21-8) record and a third place finish in the Pac-12. The Beavers hosted a Regional but did not advance.
Bailey returned to an assistant role for the 2020 season, with Mitch Canham taking over as head coach.
Said Canham of the Bailey: "Our Beaver Baseball Family is extremely grateful for the work Coach Bailey has done in his time here at Oregon State University. 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"
On the separation, Bailey told College Baseball Nation, "I am shocked. I have no interest in retirement. I hope that someone hires me!"
Coach Canham announced that Ryan Gipson will be promoted from volunteer to full-time assistant. Gipson was a member of the 2006 Oregon State National Championship team and rejoined the program in 2018 as the volunteer assistant and camp coordinator.
Oregon State has not announced who will take over Ryan Gipson's former role of volunteer assistant.
The Beavers entered 2020 with lukewarm expectations in retooling mode. In the shortened season, Oregon State finished 5-9, ending the season by being swept at home by #16 UCSB.