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Ryan Gipson, Head Men's Baseball Coach
Coach hired to lead Roadrunners
LBCC would like to welcome Ryan Gipson as the new Head Coach for the Roadrunners Baseball Team. Gipson, who was a member of OSU's 2006 national championship team, has spent the last two years as an assistant at Dixie State University, in St. George, Utah. Previously, he worked as an evaluator and instructor at Baseball Northwest, as undergraduate assistant coach at OSU and as the head coach of the Eastern Hills Hornets, Western Australia Provincial League in Perth. He also played professionally for the Eastern Hills Hornets, the Yuma Scorpians in Arizona and the Rockford River Hawks in Illinois.
Gipson wanted to return to the area so he and his wife could be closer to family. Gipson went to Crater High in Central Point and his parents still live there. His brother lives in Portland and his wife's family lives in the Eugene area.
In a recent interview with LBCC's Commuter, Gipson was asked what aspects of coaching does he intend to implement as the new head coach. He replied: "We will strive to achieve competitive greatness. Competing is not a sometimes thing. It happens on and off the field. We will bring a high energy approach to every aspect of coaching and teaching our guys on and off the field. We will stress the importance of accountability. I want our guys to be able to count on each other, again, on and off the field."
Gipson will begin his new roll on June 2nd and plans to have a complete roster by fall.
Baseball at LBCC is back!
LBCC will re-establish the baseball program next spring with an emphasis on the "student" in student athlete.
"The decision to again field a baseball team by the spring of 2015 came after months of discussions and work with community members to create a program structure that fosters high completion rates among student athletes and generates significant involvement of the community in supporting the program. This plan, which uses athletics as a vehicle to promote student success and involvement, makes us very optimistic about the future of baseball and other sports at our college," said LBCC President Greg Hamann. "We're excited and grateful for the opportunity this represents."
Community members who led the effort to develop the plan with LBCC and gather community support include:
Steve Carothers, LBCC alum, Owner of Relco Trus
Dan Segel, LBCC alum, President of Corvallis Knights Baseball Team
Dick McClain, retired LBCC Dean & Athletic Director and former Roadrunner Baseball Head Coach
With significant community support, the plan for baseball's return allows LBCC to re-establish a program with a long and rich history and creates opportunities for student athletes and the community. It also provides a framework for adding other programs to promote student completion as resources allow.