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Casey Patterson

Volleyball

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Hometown: Van Nuys, Calif.
Birth Year: 1980
Resides: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Height: 6-6
College: BYU
Current Coach: Tyler Hildebrand
View Casey’s complete match statistics at BVBInfo.com

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MOST NOTABLE

  • Finished fifth at the 2015 Beach World Championships with Jake Gibb. Duo was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Brazil
  • Won the 2013 FIVB Shanghai Grand Slam, his second match with new partner Jake Gibb. “It didn’t hit me that it was tough to get to the finals,” Patterson told USA Volleyball. “Once you’re there, you expect it every time.”
  • With Gibb, named USA Volleyball’s Beach Team of the Year for 2013 and AVP's 2014 men's Team of the Year
  • Voted the 2013 Male Beach Volleyball Player of the Year in a public vote on the FIVB Facebook page

DID YOU KNOW

  • Won the 2015 St. Petersburg Grand Slam with Jake Gibb. Was their first World Tour win since Shanghai 2013
  • Started the 2015 FIVB World Tour tying for 9th in Moscow, Porec and Gstaad. Finished 17th in Stavanger. Took fifth at the Yokohama Grand Slam, and 25th in Long Beach for their eighth Top 25 finish in eight events
  • Opened the 2015 AVP Tour winning the New Orleans Open and New York City Open, their 25th straight win and 10th team title
  • Tied for third at the AVP Seattle Open with Gibb, their third podium finish of three 2015 events on the Tour
  • With partner Jake Gibb, was one of four men's teams to play in Melhores do Mundo, USA vs Brazil in Rio de Janeiro in late February 2015.
  • In 2014, won four AVP events (also one silver and one bronze), including the championship title with partner Jake Gibb. 
  • Earned a bronze medal at the 2014 FIVB Stare Jablonki Grand Slam and took silver at the NORCECA Tour event in Trinidad & Tobago
  • One of the most charismatic and energetic players in the AVP who is well-known for a suave hawk and shouting “Boom”, which he shaved into his head for the 2013 FIVB Gland Slam. “I always play with passion and fire because I was not born with natural athletic ability,” Patterson told AVP.com. “Just great hair and great hand-eye coordination.”
  • Partner with Jake Gibb (2013-2014); Ryan Doherty (2012-2013); Brad Keenan (2011-12); Kevin Wong (2010-11); Ty Loomis (2009-10)
  • Partnership with Gibb began at the beginning of the 2013 season when both players were left without partners for the first tournament of the year. “I really had my choice of almost anyone and Casey had just started doing some really great things on the AVP tour,” Gibb told AVP.com. “I took a leap of faith.” At the first AVP event, they finished fourth but since then finished first in the next four (Cincinnati, Atlantic City, St. Petersburg, Santa Barbara)
  • 2013 AVP Best Offensive Player
  • Led the 2013 AVP Tour in both kills per game (8.05) and hitting percentage (.475)
  • In 2013, Patterson and Gibb advanced to four semifinals on the 2013 FIVB Tour
  • Finished the 2013 AVP Tour as the fourth-ranked, highest of all U.S teams
  • Only team to advance to seven semifinals as the top-ranked team on the 2013 AVP Tour
  • While partnered with Ryan Doherty in 2012, the duo participated in two AVP events, one NVL tournament and seven Jose Cuervo events where they won twice and had three other podium finishes
  • Named MVP in the 2010 Puerto Rican indoor league
  • Competed in the indoor Swedish Elite Professional League as an outside hitter for the Falkenberg professional team, and led team to the finals where they won the gold medal
  • Graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in recreational management… led the Cougars to a National Championship in 2004
  • Enjoys playing the guitar, singing and drawing… Would be a personal trainer or volleyball coach at a university if not a pro beach volleyball player
  • Married wife, Lexi, in 2005 and has two sons, Cash and Guy, and a daughter Ray Alexis, born in 2014

THE BIG BLURB

"Casey Patterson made changes,” Coach Tyler Hildebrand said at the end of 2013. “It's hard to change, no matter what you’re talking about. But changing your body type by lifting five days a week and eating healthier is really difficult. He also changed the way he trained in the sand.”  

THE QUOTE

“When you have a dream, you have to better every aspect of your life to achieve it and be truly successful,” Patterson told Oakley. “Bettering your whole self will allow you to accelerate progress.”

Related Links

FIVB VIDEO - Amazing dig from PAtterson before he spikes to end epic rally
FIVB VIDEO - Casey Dancing Patterson throwing some shapes
Q&A: Oakley - Get to know Casey Patterson
Q&A: AVP - Casey Patterson and Jake Gibb
Universal Sports VIDEO - 2013 World Series of Beach Volleyball
RockWell VIDEO - Meet Casey Patterson
FIVB VIDEOCasey Patterson and Jake Gibb Talk Winning Gold in Shanghai Grand Slam

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Updated August, 2015

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