May 18th, 2007 @ 4:00 pm | Author: Doug Peters
Valley City State University athletic director Doug Peters announced today that Casey Olney has been named the new head men's baseball coach at VCSU. He becomes the 8th head coach in the program's history.
Olney begins his third year at Valley City State and first as head baseball coach. Olney has been part of the Viking baseball coaching staff for the past two years serving as hitting coach and recruiting coordinator.
A native of Flaxton North Dakota Olney attended high school in Yuma Arizona before earning his bachelors degree in business education from Central College (IA). He will receive his master's degree this summer in Sports Pedagogy from North Dakota State University.
'We are excited to promote one of our own,' said Peters. 'Coach Olney has demonstrated a strong commitment to Valley City State University Athletics and he will bring consistency and continuity to the program. I have no doubt that we hired the person that was the best fit for this position.'
'VCSU has given me a great opportunity to lead the baseball program into the next era; I intend to take full advantage of that opportunity,' commented Olney. 'The current players are a great group of guys that understand the game and have a tremendous amount of experience; I expect good things from them.'
Prior to coming to VCSU, Olney was the assistant varsity coach and head JV Coach at Central College in Iowa. While a player at Central College, Olney was the varsity team captain and was recognized for his leadership and sportsmanship as the recipient of the Ver Steeg Baseball Award.