Dan Spencer

Dan Spencer

Player Profile

Position:
Associate Head Coach

Experience:
9th Season

Alma Mater:
Portland State, 1990

Dan Spencer joined the Oregon State program prior to the 1997 season and has earned the position of associate head coach. He oversees the Beavers' pitchers and catchers.

Spencer, 39, came to OSU after spending five seasons as head baseball coach at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash.

Spencer's teams at were 135-79 and reached the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Tournament all five seasons, finishing third each of his last three seasons. While at GRCC, Spencer was NWAACC Coach of the Year in 1992 and 1994.

Spencer also has a background in athletic administration, having served as assistant athletic director at Green River.

In 1990-91, Spencer was assistant baseball coach at Tacoma Community College.

Spencer coached the Ryder Construction Senior Babe Ruth team from 1987-92, winning a national title his final season. Spencer has coached four players who went on to careers in the Major Leagues.

Spencer attended Mira Costa Junior College in Oceanside, Calif., for a year before playing three seasons at Texas Tech. Spencer earned his bachelor's degree in History from Portland State in 1990.

Spencer was born in Portland, Ore. He graduated in 1983 from Fort Vancouver High in Vancouver, Wash., where he played football, basketball and baseball.

Spencer enjoys fishing, chess and time with his family. His wife, Susie, is a Corvallis native; they have two sons, Wade (10) and Logan (6), and a daughter, Elizabeth (1).

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