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#30 CaseyOlney
Head Coach - 8th Season
Alma Mater: Central College, Iowa
Phone: 701-845-7171
 

Casey Olney enters his 10th season at Valley City State University and his eighth season as Head Coach. Olney joined the Vikings staff in the fall of 2005 serving as hitting coach, recruiting coordinator, and strength / conditioning coach. In 2007, he became the 8th head baseball coach in VCSU's history.

The Vikings posted a 19-29 record in 2014, finishing third in the inaugural season of the North Star Athletic Association. Olney's 2014 squad ranked 33rd in the nation in hits per game (9.7), led by sophomore utility player Brady Anderson, who was named NSAA Player of the Year and an honorable mention NAIA All-American.

Under Olney, 25 Vikings have earned all-conference recognition and 12 have been named NAIA Scholar Athletes.

Olney also currently works as the assistant sports information director at VCSU.

Olney, 38, is a native of Flaxton, N.D. He attended Cibola H.S. in Yuma, Ariz., and graduated from Central College (Iowa) with a BA in business education. He finished his post secondary education with a 4.0 GPA while earning a masters degree in Sports Pedagogy from NDSU in 2009.

During his playing career Olney was voted a team captain at Central College and received the Central baseball team's Versteeg Award for outstanding leadership and sportsmanship. Following his senior season at Central he stayed on with the Dutch as the Head Junior Varsity and Catchers Coach, and was an Assistant Varsity Coach for Pella (IA) High School.

Olney gained his first head coaching experience in Bowbells (N.D.) with the American Legion program. He also coached youth baseball at the Babe Ruth League level. His Bismarck (N.D.) Babe Ruth squad won championships at the District, State, and Midwest Plains levels before capturing 3rd place at the Babe Ruth World Series in Van Buren, Ark.

Coach Olney has also been active in amateur baseball. From 1995-1997 he played with the Sherwood (N.D.) Yankee's helping them to a Saskota league championship in 1997. In 2007 he was a member of the class AA state champion Enderlin Indies. Olney also helped Valley City found and organize two new amateur baseball teams in 2009, the Saints and Merchants. He was a member of the 2010 Merchants A state championship team, and the 2013 Saints AA state championship team.

Coach Olney is currently the North Star Athletic Association Conference Chair for baseball, President of the Valley City Baseball Association, and is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association.

He resides in Valley City with his wife Kari and daughter Claire.

Background
    •    Age: - 38
    •    Hometown: Flaxton, ND
    •    Education: Cibola High School, Yuma, AZ
    •    College: Central College of Iowa , B.A.
    •    College: North Dakota State University, M.S. 2009
    •    Office Phone: 701-845-7171
    •    Email: casey.olney@vcsu.edu

Coaching Experience
    •    2007 - Present: VCSU - Head Coach
    •    2005-07: VCSU - Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator
    •    2005: Pella High School - Assistant Coach / Head JV Coach
    •    2005: Central College - Assistant Coach / Assistant Recruiting / Head JV Coach
    •    2004: Bismarck Babe Ruth - Co-Head Coach / 3rd Place in '04 Babe Ruth World Series
    •    Bowbells American Legion: Head Coach in 1995 and 1996 seasons

 
2015 Baseball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Brady AndersonJRUTLL/R5-11175Jamestown, N.D.
Ben BruenjesSOCR/R6-0195West Fargo, N.D.
Chase CarpenterSORHPR/R6-5260Valley City, N.D.
Blake FettingFRINFR/R6-0200Ada, Minn.
Tom HoudekJRINFR/R6-3260Grafton, N.D.
Emmaunuel LeyvaFROFR/R5-10170Hemet, Calif.
Mason QuickFRUTLS/R6-1185Pillager, Minn.
Jordan RoosFRRHPR/R6-3185Paynesville, Minn.
Philip RothFRCL/R5-10180Chisago City, Minn.
Tyler UkestadFRINFR/R6-1185Jamestown, N.D.
David WhitakerJRRHPR/R6-1185La Crescenta, Calif.
1Chip RosalesSRRHPR/R5-10170La Puente, Calif.
2Mitch ScheerSOINFR/R5-11185Casselton, N.D.
3Jared MeiklejohnSOINFR/R5-11160LaMoure, N.D.
4Jake RambowJRINFR/R6-0195Willmar, Minn.
6Nate BagbySOINFL/R6-0170Hemet, Calif.
7Devon WuSORHPR/R5-9160Newmarket, Ontario
8Brandon WelinskiSROF/PR/R6-2185Upsala, Minn.
9Mike GershmanSROF/PR/R6-1180Beausejour, Manitoba
10Xavier PadillaFRINFR/R5-11170Hemet, Calif.
11Chris HoldenSRRHPR/R6-0195Covina, Calif.
12Joe DemersSOINFL/R5-11185Grafton, N.D.
13Anthony NecocheaSOOF/PL/L5-10160Hemet, Calif.
14Brock PowellFRCR/R5-10175Bend, Ore.
16Alfonso PachecoJRUTLR/R5-10170Tucson, Ariz
17Austin BergFRLHPL/L6-0180Valley City, N.D.
18Tyler OlsonSORHPR/R5-9150East Grand Forks, Minn.
19Jesus ArvizuJRINFR/R5-10190Tucson, Ariz
20Austen MeyerFRUTLR/R5-11180Valley City, N.D.
21Ryan HammargrenSOCR/R6-1165East Grand Forks, Minn.
22Breion BarronFROF/PR/R5-11185Hemet, Calif.
23Justin OdlumFRCL/R5-10200Morden, Manitoba
24Charlie CardwellFROF/PR/R6-5225Fargo, N.D.
25Alan SandovalJRRHPR/R6-3190Tucson, Ariz
26Alex MezaJRRHPR/R5-11189Tucson, Ariz
28Jaime VillarrealSORHPR/R5-10250Grafton, N.D.
32Andrew HirschFRRHPR/R6-4200Mt. Lake, Minn.
51Chad LeskiwSRLHPR/L5-10180Selkirk, Manitoba
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