Scott Rueck

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Scott Rueck
Scott Rueck in 2012.jpg
Scott Rueck in 2012.
Sport(s) Women's Basketball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Oregon State
Conference Pac-12
Record 146–78 (.652)
Biographical details
Born (1969-07-18) July 18, 1969 (age 47)
Hillsboro, Oregon
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1989–1993 Santiam Christian HS (boys' asst.)
1993–1996 George Fox (asst.)
1996–2010 George Fox
2010–present Oregon State
Head coaching record
Overall 432–164 (.725)

Scott Michael Rueck (born July 18, 1969)[1] is the head coach of the Oregon State University women's basketball team.

Early life[edit]

Rueck grew up in Hillsboro, Oregon, where he graduated from Glencoe High School.[2][3] His father had been the first boys' basketball coach at Glencoe and had also been a coach at Hillsboro High School.[4] 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.[4] 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.[4] In 1992, he earned a master's degree from Oregon State in physical education.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

In 1993, Rueck took an assistant coach position at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, with the women's basketball team.[4] 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.[4] 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.[5] In 2009, Rueck guided the Bruins to a 32–0 record and the NCAA Division III national title.[6] That year he was also named national coach of the year for Division III women's basketball.[6] Overall, he had a 288–88 win-loss record in his 14 years as coach at George Fox.[6]

Rueck was named coach of the Beavers in July 2010 to replace LaVonda Wagner.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Rueck is married to the former Kerry Aillaud. They have three children.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
George Fox Bruins (Northwest Conference) (1996–2010)
1996–97 George Fox 15–10 11–5
1997–98 George Fox 16–9 13–5
1998–99 George Fox 18–6 14–4
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
2001–02 George Fox 20–6 11–5 T-3rd
2002–03 George Fox 15–10 10–6 4th
2003–04 George Fox 13–12 7–9 5th
2004–05 George Fox 22–6 14–2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
2005–06 George Fox 19–6 10–6 T-3rd
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)
2010–11 Oregon State 9–21 2–16 10th
2011–12 Oregon State 20–13 9–9 T-5th WNIT 3rd Round
2012–13 Oregon State 10–21 4–14 T-11th
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)
Total: 434–166 (.723)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion



  1. ^ "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 30 Sep 2015. 
  2. ^ Schnell, Lindsay (January 22, 2010). "George Fox's Scott Rueck carves path as one of Oregon's best young basketball coaches". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ KATU Communities Staff (June 30, 2010). "Glencoe grad takes over Oregon State women's basketball job". KATU. Retrieved July 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g KATU staff (June 30, 2010). "Oregon State hires Rueck as new women's basketball coach". KATU. Retrieved July 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ > "Rueck NWC's top coach, two on first team". The Newberg Graphic. March 6m 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ a b c Schnell, Lindsay (June 30, 2010). "Scott Rueck brings longtime love of Oregon State to new job as women's basketball coach". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 6, 2010. 
  7. ^ Schnell, Lindsay (July 1, 2010). "Mike Riley's reassuring words helped seal deal for Scott Rueck as new Oregon State basketball coach". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 2, 2010. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Oregon State punches first Final Four ticket". 2016-03-28. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  9. ^ "Historic Season Concludes At Final Four". 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  10. ^ "2016 NCAA Women's Basketball Rankings - Postseason (Apr. 4)". 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2017-01-13. 
  11. ^ "George Fox Women's Basketball Records" (PDF) (Press release). Retrieved 2015-04-11.