When you’re hot, you’re on a roll. Oregon State University knows their Women’s Basketball program is on fire with Head Coach, Scott Rueck, as they announced a five-year contract extension.
Rueck signed the contract extension on Tuesday, which will lengthen the Hillsboro native’s time with the Beavers through the 2026-2027 season.
In 2014, Rueck signed a contract extension with Oregon State through 2020, and after coming off of a historic, first run to the Final Four in 2016, was offered an additional two-year contract extension. This signed him with the Beavers through the 2021-2022 season, along with a hefty raise.
Last season in March, he brought the Beavers to the Sweet Sixteen, which sparked further contract negotiations.
Reuck’s contract has a clause that states, “For any year in which the team participates in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, or after the 2018-2019 season COACH will engage in exclusive negotiations with the University for a new contract, in good faith and for a period of at least 90 days."
Under Rueck’s leadership, Oregon State has also had three consecutive Pac-12 Championships. As if his record speak for itself already, he is additionally the four-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year, was a Naismith Trophy National Coach of the Year finalist each of the past two seasons, and has reached four consecutive NCAA Tournaments, turning around OSU after they missed the eighteen tournaments prior.
Since Rueck initially started coaching with Oregon State in 2010, this new contract signing will be expanding his coaching role to a massive run of 17 seasons, ending in 2027. This is the first contract extension Rueck has signed under the reign of the Beavers' new Athletic Director, Scott Barnes.
Oregon State will enter its eighth season with Rueck on Friday, Nov. 10, when the Beavers host North Dakota.