Jul 6, 2020
Former infielder and 2006 national champion Ryan Gipson is in his second season as an assistant coach with Oregon State after joining the program in October 2018.
Oregon State was one of the top fielding teams in the Pac-12 Conference in 2019, ranking third with a .977 percentage. The Beavers committed just 49 errors in 57 games, turned 43 double plays and kept opposing base stealers to a less than 60 percent success rate.
Gipson lettered for the Beavers in 2005 and 2006, helping guide Oregon State to back-to-back trips to Omaha, including a national championship.
He played in 79 career games, starting 66, and batted .270 with
10 doubles, a home run and 36 runs batted in.
In 2005, he led the then-Pac-10 with a .500 on-base percentage and was named All-Pacific-10 Conference Honorable Mention. He batted .330 that season, collecting six doubles, a triple and 22 RBI while stealing nine bases. The Beavers made their first of three consecutive trips to Omaha that season.
A Central Point, Ore., native, he played for Shasta Community College prior to his career at Oregon State. He hit .358 as a sophomore and .344 as a sophomore.
Gipson served as an undergraduate coach for Oregon State in 2011 and 2012, then spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Dixie State in Utah. He graduated from Oregon State in 2006 with a bachelors of science in sociology.