Fresh off a 32-5 season that included the Pac-12 Regular Season and Tournament championships, and a run to the program's first ever Final 4 Appearance, Oregon State has extended the contract of women's basketball coach Scott Rueck through the 2021-22 season.
Rueck, an OSU grad, was already under contract through the 2020 season, has led Oregon State to the NCAA Tournament the last 3 years in a row, with progressively better overall finishes each year.
"It's difficult to put into words how impressed I am with the incredible job that Coach Rueck has done in rebuilding our women's basketball program, and taking it to a historic level," OSU Vice President/Director of Athletics Todd Stansbury said.
"What this program has achieved on the court, in the classroom and in the community is a testament to Coach Rueck's character and the Everyday Champions culture that we are striving to develop at Oregon State. I'm excited that Coach Rueck will continue to represent Beaver Nation for years to come and look forward to many more memorable experiences."
Rueck took over before the 2010-11 season, and has taken the team from having to conduct walk-on tryouts to have enough players to not have to cancel the season to finishing ranked #2 this year. The Beavers are now 122-76 under Rueck.
Not coincidentally, Oregon State led the Pac-12 in attendance for women's hoops the last 2 seasons, and even hosted one of ESPN's "Big Monday" games this year.
"I am very thankful and humbled to receive the continued support of President Ed Ray, Athletics Director Todd Stansbury and Deputy Athletics Director Marianne Vydra," Rueck said. "Kerry (Rueck's wife) and I love Oregon State, and the community we are blessed to be a part of."
"It is a privilege to represent Beaver Nation and to work in an environment that provides our students the support and opportunities to achieve at a level beyond their imagination. The last six years have been both challenging and exhilarating for all associated with Oregon State women's basketball, and I could not be more excited about our future and the opportunity to build upon this foundation."
Financial terms were not divulged, pending the next open records request. Rueck's base salary for 2015-16 is $365,004, with that figure set to increase to $385,008 in 2016-17. Additional amounts come from television appearances, incentives, both athletic accomplishment and academics based, and coaching clinics.