OSU women's basketball coach
What is Scott Rueck known for?
Rueck's roots in basketball run deep, with his father being the first boys' basketball coach at Glencoe High School. After graduating from Glencoe, Rueck pursued a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science and later a master's degree in physical education at Oregon State University. His coaching career launched in 1989 at Santiam Christian High School where he assisted the boys' basketball team.
In 1993, Rueck nurtured his skills as an assistant coach at George Fox University before taking up the role of head coach for the university's women's team three years later. During his time there, he led the women's team to an impressive 288–88 win-loss record in his 14-year tenure - a time marked with a standout 32–0 record and the NCAA Division III national title for the 2008-09 season. His outstanding performance led to him being named the national coach of the year for Division III women's basketball in 2009.
Rueck took the reins of the Oregon State Beavers' women's basketball team in 2010, making significant strides in the following years. Under his stewardship, the Beavers have consistently appeared in the NCAA tournaments, even securing their first-ever trip to the NCAA Final Four in 2016. The climax of their 2016 season was an unprecedented 32 wins, pushing the team to a #2 national ranking and achieving the most wins in the women's basketball program history.
Off the court, Rueck's personal life is enriched by his wife, Kerry Aillaud, and their three children, Cole, Kate, and Macey.
Scott Rueck's career exemplifies excellence and dedication in the world of collegiate women's basketball. It's with pride that we claim him as a notable alumni of Glencoe High School.