Ryan Gipson

Ryan Gipson

Player Profile

Undergraduate Assistant Coach

Former Oregon State infielder Ryan Gipson is in his second season as an undergraduate assistant coach with the Beavers after rejoining the program for the 2011 season.

Gipson lettered for the Beavers during the 2005 and 2006 seasons, going to Omaha each season and helping the club win a national title in 2006. He played in 79 career games for OSU, with 66 starts, and batted .270 with 10 doubles, a home run and 36 RBI.

Gipson batted .330 with six doubles, a home run, 22 RBI and nine stolen bases in 2005, his junior season, and earned all-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention honors.

He appeared in a total of 11 games in the postseason during his career, including 10 starts, and rapped out nine hits in 29 at bats (.310). He was fourth on the team with seven RBI during the 2005 postseason.

After spending the 2011 season as an undergraduate assistant coach, he took a youth team to the USA Baseball NTIS tournament this past summer. The team was made up of collegiate players from the Pacific Northwest.

Gipson, a native of Central Point, Ore., transferred to Oregon State prior to the 2005 season from Shasta Junior College.

He batted .358 as a sophomore and was named to the all-league team. In his first collegiate season, at Shasta, he batted .344 with 22 stolen bases.

Gipson majored in sociology while a student-athlete with the Beavers.

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