Harrel Leaves OSU Baseball Staff

July 9, 2004

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Donny Harrel has resigned his job as a volunteer assistant baseball coach at Oregon State to accept a full-time job on the staff at Washington. Harrel was at OSU for one season after spending eight seasons as the head coach at Lane Community College.

'To have an opportunity to be a paid assistant is really a positive thing for Donny and I'm happy for him,' OSU head coach Pat Casey said. 'He did a great job for us, and one of our jobs as head coaches is that when you've got a volunteer assistant, you want to help facilitate them getting a paid job.'

Harrel is the fourth straight OSU volunteer assistant to now be in a paid position at a NCAA Division I school. His predecessor, Marty Lees, is now on the Beavers' staff; Brian Greene is at Hawai'I; and Billy Jones is at North Carolina State.

'The situation at Oregon State was a great one and I learned a ton of things from Coach Casey and the coaching staff there,' Harrel said. 'I enjoyed working with the student-athletes and the staff. On the other side, it's a great opportunity to move up on the coaching chain. It's a good situation for myself and my family.

'I want to thank Coach Casey for the opportunity and I feel fortunate to have been part of that staff. Hopefully, I gave something back to the program during my time there.'

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