Casey Patterson Joins GMS Beach!
2016 Olympian Casey Patterson Joins GMS Beach!
Hi everybody! I am so excited to announce my association with Gold Medal Squared Beach. I was one of the lucky athletes to have had a year of epic and life-changing coaching from the late Carl McGown. His energy force and knowledge of the game was overwhelming for me as a young kid. I immediately went from spending hours bouncing 2 balls into the pipes at the smith field house (which I got pretty good at 😉 ) to hitting high and deep along with learning how to be mentally tough, a winner and playing the game at a higher level.
As a young punk, this was a hard transition at first but it only took a few one-on-one sessions with Carl for the wisdom to sink in. He played the most important turning point for me in my career. I am so thankful to have had Carl in my life and now have the opportunity to help build the Beach Side of his life work.
After graduating from BYU in 2005 I went straight to Puerto Rico to play professionally for 6 seasons. In 2012 I stopped playing indoor completely and followed my true passion for Beach Volleyball. On the indoor side, Carl had molded me into a utility player. I didn’t fully appreciate that until I made the transition to the beach full-time. Since that light bulb of appreciation, I have traveled the world more times than I can remember. Furthermore, I have built a pretty nice trophy case that I know Carl would be proud of.
7 FIVB World Tour Grand Slam Medals
22 Professional Championships on the US Pro Tour
USAV Beach Team of the Year 2013
AVP Best Offensive Player 2013
AVP Team of the Year 2013, 2014, 2016
Patterson led the AVP (along with Jake Gibb) with 13 wins from 2013-2016 (next most was five)
Patterson was one of just two AVP players (along with Phil Dalhausser) to rank in top five in hitting percentage in each of the four seasons from 2013-2016.
I married Lexi Brown in 2005. She was a baller on BYU’s women’s volleyball team and was a scholar all American every year.
She has blessed me with 4 beautiful children. 2 boys Cash-10, Guy-8 and two girls Ray-5, Blake-2.
My family is everything to me and that is why I am so excited to be a part of the GMS family. I am so honored to share my knowledge, experience, and love for the game we are all passionate about.
Lets make 2020 the best year yet!
A big thanks to the GMS family for this opportunity!