Name: Casey Patterson
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball
Height: 6-6
DOB: 4/20/1980
Hometown: Newbury Park, Calif.
High School: Newbury Park High School
College: Brigham Young University '05, Recreational Management
Other Career Highlights
  • MOST NOTABLE
  • Tied for 19th with Jake Gibb at the 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Finished fifth at the 2015 Beach World Championships with Jake Gibb. Duo was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Brazil
  • Won the 2015 St. Petersburg Grand Slam with Jake Gibb. Was their first World Tour win since Shanghai 2013
  • 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
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  • At the 2016 Olympics, Jake Gibb/Casey Patterson lost to Spain 21-19, 16-21, 15-7, making them 1-2 in pool play. The pair officially tied for 19th when they were eliminated after pool play due to point differential
  • Finished sixth in Olympic rankings with Jake Gibb; duo was seeded sixth at the Olympics. Pair satisfied their Olympic qualification requirements at the Moscow Grand Slam
  • Tied for fifth at the Porec Major and fifth at the Gstaad Major, their final international event prior to the Olympics
  • Placed fourth at the Olsztyn Grand Slam, the first event following Olympic qualification, which tied their best finish in 2016
  • Took fifth place at the Hamburg Major, finishing Olympic qualification with one gold and one silver
  • With Gibb, pair finished fifth at the Cincinnati Open and fourth at the Moscow Grand Slam
  • Took a break from the 2016 FIVB World Tour and finished second at the AVP New Orleans Open, first at the Huntington Beach Open, San Francisco and Manhattan Beach with Gibb
  • Finished with back-to-back fifth at the second Qatar Open of the qualifying season, and Fortaleza, their best finishes since August when they won silver in Poland
  • Started the 2016 FIVB World Tour finishing ninth on three consecutive occasions with Gibb: at the Puerto Vallarta Open, Rio Grand Slam and Vitoria Open
  • Tied for seventh at the inaugural FIVB World Tour Finals (2015) with Jake Gibb
  • Placed eighth at the 2015 NORCECA Continental Tour Finals with Gibb
  • Placed second at the final Grand Slam of 2015 in Olsztyn, Poland, Gibb and Patterson's second podium finish of the season
  • 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 and tied for third at the AVP Championships with Gibb, losing to the eventual winners Tri Bourne and John Hyden in the semifinals
  • 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
  • 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; 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
Personal: Married wife, Lexi, in 2005 and has two sons, Cash and Guy, and a daughter Ray Alexis, born in 2014...Graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in recreational management
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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.”