Reid Casey enters his fifth season at his alma mater as a Buccaneer assistant coach. A former pitcher for head coach Tony Skole, Casey’s primary responsibility will be the pitching staff and assisting with recruiting. Casey pitched four seasons for the Bucs from 1999-2002, and holds several school records, including career marks for strikeouts (323) and innings pitched (410.1).
“Coach Casey is on his way to becoming one of the top up and coming, young pitching coaches in the country. When he first arrived at ETSU we sort of threw him to the wolves. He arrived at mid semester and didn't really have the opportunity to put his plan in place.” said head coach Tony Skole.
“Now that he has had an opportunity to get settled, implement his program and develop a relationship with our pitchers, I’m sure our pitching staff will continue to get better and better. Reid brings a unique blend of professional baseball experience and college baseball experience to our staff.”
Following his career at ETSU, Casey spent two years playing in the Cleveland Indians organization, playing for the high A affiliate in Lake County of the South Atlantic League in 2003. While playing for Lake County, Casey was 1-0 with one save in seven relief appearances.
After his playing days with the Indians, Casey joined the Jackson Senators of the old Central League. In the 2004 season, Casey led the team with 40 appearances while going 5-3 and compiling a 2.29 ERA.
“As a former player of mine, not only was Coach Casey one of the finest pitchers I have ever coached, he was also one of the fiercest competitors I have ever seen take the mound,” Skole said. “I am excited about our pitching staff taking on his personality. Coach Casey is very passionate about pitching, a tireless worker, and he will have a great impact on the personal growth of our players, on and off the diamond."