I was just thinking last night that Oregon State should hasten their hiring of a new coach, because the July viewing period is here and the Beavers REALLY need some recruits. I guess OSU was thinking that too, because today they’ve named Scott Rueck their new head coach.
Rueck comes to Oregon State after spending the past 14 seasons serving as the head women’s basketball coach at George Fox, compiling a career 288-88 (.766) record. Under his watch, the Bruins recorded winning seasons each year, winning the Division III National Championship in 2009. Rueck has led his squads to five “Sweet 16” appearances, three “Elite 8” contests, six NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and seven Northwest Conference Championships……
George Fox finished last season with a 28-3 overall record and a perfect 16-0 Northwest Conference mark. The Bruins advanced to the NCAA Division III Sectional Final but came up short against Washington-St. Louis to end their tournament run. The undefeated conference performance is only the third time in league history that a team had accomplished that feat, the second being during George Fox’s 2008-09 season.
Hope they’re putting plane tickets in his hands as we speak; he’s got a huge job cut out for him.