Oregon women's golf coach creates home run 'dad hack'

In a video posted to social media Thursday, the fifth-year coach showed off his inventive side, attaching a baseball to a fishing pole to help his young son in some light batting practice.

Head coach Derek Radley of the Oregon Ducks reacts after Briana Chacon of the Oregon Ducks makes a putt during the Division I women's golf championship at the Grayhawk Golf Club May 25, 2022, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Head coach Derek Radley of the Oregon Ducks reacts after Briana Chacon of the Oregon Ducks makes a putt during the Division I women’s golf championship at the Grayhawk Golf Club May 25, 2022, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

The viral video, which has been viewed over 25 million times as of Friday, showed Radley sitting back and letting his creation do most of the work, giving new meaning to the saying “work smarter, not harder.”

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Head coach Derek Radley of the Oregon Ducks celebrates with Tze-Han Lin of the Oregon Ducks after defeating the Texas A and M Aggies during the Division I women's golf championship at the Grayhawk Golf Club May 24, 2022, in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

Head coach Derek Radley of the Oregon Ducks celebrates with Tze-Han Lin of the Oregon Ducks after defeating the Texas A and M Aggies during the Division I women’s golf championship at the Grayhawk Golf Club May 24, 2022, in Scottsdale, Ariz.  (C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Radley was named the head coach of the women’s golf team in 2018 after spending six seasons with the University of Arizona. In his final season with the Wildcats, he led the team to a national championship. 

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Head coach Derek Radley of the Oregon Ducks celebrates with his players after defeating the San Jose State Spartans in the quarterfinals during the Division I women's golf championship at the Grayhawk Golf Club May 24, 2022, in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

Head coach Derek Radley of the Oregon Ducks celebrates with his players after defeating the San Jose State Spartans in the quarterfinals during the Division I women’s golf championship at the Grayhawk Golf Club May 24, 2022, in Scottsdale, Ariz.  (C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

 

Under coach Radley, the Ducks hold their highest national ranking at No.2 and won the Pac-12 Championships this past year for the first time in program history. 

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