Scott Rueck in 2012.
July 18, 1969 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1989–1993||Santiam Christian HS (boys' asst.)|
|1993–1996||George Fox (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
Rueck grew up in Hillsboro, Oregon, where he graduated from Glencoe High School. His father had been the first boys' basketball coach at Glencoe and had also been a coach at Hillsboro High School. After high school, he attended Oregon State University in Corvallis where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science in 1991. While at OSU he started his coaching career at Santiam Christian High School in nearby Adair Village where he was an assistant with the boys' basketball team from 1989 until 1993. In 1992, he earned a master's degree from Oregon State in physical education.
In 1993, Rueck took an assistant coach position at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, with the women's basketball team. Rueck then became the head coach of the women's team in 1996, and also coached the women's tennis team from 1995 to 1996. While at George Fox, Rueck had coached the Bruins to an 85–8 record from 2007 to 2010 and was named the Northwest Conference’s top coach for the fourth consecutive season. In 2009, Rueck guided the Bruins to a 32–0 record and the NCAA Division III national title. That year he was also named national coach of the year for Division III women's basketball. Overall, he had a 288–88 win-loss record in his 14 years as coach at George Fox.
Rueck has led the Beavers to the NCAA tournament the last three seasons. On March 28, 2016; his team defeated Kim Mulkey's Baylor Bears 60–57 to secure their first ever trip to the NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis to play against one of the top teams in the country; Geno Auriemma's Connecticut Huskies on April 3. The Beavers closed out the season with an 80–51 defeat to eventual champ UConn Huskies to finish their season at 32–4. The 32 wins season were the most in women's basketball program history and the Beavers finished their season ranked #2 in the nation.
Rueck is married to the former Kerry Aillaud. They have three children.
Head coaching record
|George Fox Bruins (Northwest Conference) (1996–2010)|
|1999–00||George Fox||23–5||14–2||T-1st||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2000–01||George Fox||23–3||15–1||1st||NCAA Second Round|
|2004–05||George Fox||22–6||14–2||1st||NCAA Elite Eight|
|2006–07||George Fox||19–7||13–3||T-1st||NCAA 2nd round|
|2007–08||George Fox||25–5||14–2||T-1st||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2008–09||George Fox||32–0||16–0||1st||NCAA National Champion|
|2009–10||George Fox||28–3||16–0||1st||NCAA Elite Eight|
|George Fox:||288–88 (.766)||178–50 (.781)|
|Oregon State Beavers (Pacific 10/12 Conference) (2010–present)|
|2011–12||Oregon State||20–13||9–9||T-5th||WNIT 3rd Round|
|2013–14||Oregon State||24–11||13–5||T-2nd||NCAA Second Round|
|2014–15||Oregon State||27–5||16–2||1st||NCAA Second Round|
|2015–16||Oregon State||32–4||16–2||T-1st||NCAA Final Four|
|2016–17||Oregon State||31–5||16–2||1st||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|Oregon State:||146–78 (.652)||71–49 (.592)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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- "2016 NCAA Women's Basketball Rankings - Postseason (Apr. 4)". ESPN.com. 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
- "George Fox Women's Basketball Records" (PDF) (Press release). athletics.georgefox.edu. Retrieved 2015-04-11.