CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State has a new baseball coach.
Canham has been the manager for the Arkansas Travelers, a Double-A minor league affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
Canham beat out Pat Bailey, a longtime Beavers assistant coach and interim manager last season, and assistant coach Nate Yeskie for the job, Rogers said.
"What stands out most is Coach Canham's commitment to excellence by being an exemplary leader, role model for young men, and his burning desire to continue the success of a program that he put so much energy into as a player," Athletic Director Scott Barnes said in a press release Wednesday.
Canham, 34, has ties to the Oregon State baseball program. He was a catcher on the 2006 and 2007 teams that won back-to-back College World Series championships.
"What an incredible day and a dream come true," Canham said in Wednesday's press release. "Since stepping on the OSU campus in the summer of 2002, I felt a part of the Beaver family. The baseball program, Corvallis community, athletic department, faculty, donors, and fans have been a huge part in transforming my life and helping me become the man I am today."
Canham has no collegiate coaching experience, according to Rogers. He previously Class A minor league teams in the Mariners organization before taking over as manager for the Arkansas Travelers this season.