Scott Rueck, Head Coach
- 2020 Naismith Coach of the Year Semi-Finalist
- 2018 Naismith Coach of the Year Semi-Finalist
- 2017 Naismith Coach of the Year Finalist
- 2017 AP National Coach of the Year Runner-Up
- 2017 Pac-12 Coach of the Year (Coaches and Media)
- 2017 WBCA Region 8 Coach of the Year
- 2016 Naismith Coach of the Year Finalist
- 2016 AP National Coach of the Year Runner-Up
- 2016 Division I Final Four
- 2015 Russell Athletic/WBCA Region 8 Coach of the Year
- 2015 Pac-12 Coach of the Year (Coaches)
- 2014 Russell Athletic/WBCA Region 8 Coach of the Year
- 2014 Pac-12 Coach of the Year (ESPN)
- Pac-12 Media Coach of the Year (2012, 2014 & 2015)
- Three Pac-12 Championships
- 27 All-Pac-12 Selections
- 2009 NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year
- 2009 NCAA Division III National Championship
- NCAA Division III West Region Coach of the Year (2008, 2009, 2010)
- Northwest Conference Coach of the Year (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
- Four NAIA All-Americans
- Five NCAA All-Americans
- 33 All-Northwest Conference Selections
- Seven Northwest Conference Championships
- 12 Top 25 national rankings (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
It was a homecoming of sorts for OSU alumnus Scott Rueck, who was named the fifth head coach in the history of the Oregon State women’s basketball program on June 30, 2010.
Rueck has been the architect of an accelerated turnaround of the women’s basketball program at Oregon State, bringing the team onto the national stage.
Rueck has led the Beavers to the last seven NCAA Tournaments, including the 2021 event. OSU was poised to earn a top-4 seed prior to the cancellation of the 2019-20 Tournament due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Oregon State won three-straight Pac-12 titles from 2015-17, and has made four Sweet-16’s, two Elite Eight’s and a Final Four.
Oregon State finished 2020-21 with a 12-8 record, and has won winning nine of its final 12 games, with all three losses in that span coming against teams that made the Final Four. The Beavers had two All-Pac-12 selections in Aleah Goodman and Taylor Jones, and Goodman was selected in the third round of the WNBA Draft, Oregon State’s sixth selection in the last six drafts.
The Beavers went 23-9 in 2019-20, notching the eighth-highest win total in program history, despite the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament. Mikayla Pivec and Destiny Slocum earned All-Pac-12 honors for the second-straight year. Rueck was named a Semi-Finalist for Naismith Coach of the Year, as he has helped navigate the team through injuries to Taya Corosdale and Kennedy Brown.
Oregon State went 26-8 in the 2018-19 campaign. The Beavers took home a pair of All-Pac-12 honors, as Destiny Slocum and Mikayla Pivec both received the award. The duo also netted All-America Honorable Mention, while Pivec was tabbed as a Second Team Academic All-American.
The Beavers recorded another 20-win campaign in 2017-18, making the Elite Eight for the second time in program history and finishing the year with 26 victories. Marie Gulich earned All-Pac-12 honors for the second-straight year, and the Beavers had the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year for the fourth-straight season, as Gulich earned the honor.
Oregon State posted an outstanding campaign in 2016-17, as the team went 31-5 en route to a Sweet 16 showing. Under Rueck’s tutelage, senior Sydney Wiese became the 14th player in Pac-12 history to earn All-Pac-12 honors all four years of her career, and the Beavers claimed Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors for the third-straight season, as Gabriella Hanson received the award. Rueck took home some hardware of his own as well, as he was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year.
The Beavers enjoyed the best season in program history in 2015-16, winning a school-record 32 games on their way to the team’s first ever Final Four. The NCAA Tournament journey was highlighted by a victory over national power Baylor in the Elite Eight and a pair of wins at Gill Coliseum, as Oregon State hosted the first two rounds of the tourney for the second-straight season.
The Beavers also made their mark in conference play, winning their second-straight Pac-12 regular-season title, and notching the program’s first Pac-12 Tournament championship. For his leadership, Rueck was named one of four finalists for Naismith National Coach of the Year, joining Geno Aurienna (UConn), Muffet McGraw (Notre Dame) and Dawn Staley (South Carolina), and was the runner-up for AP Coach of the Year.
Under Rueck’s guidance, Jamie Weisner was named the 2016 Pac-12 Player of the Year, and was tabbed as a WBCA All-American. Ruth Hamblin notched her second-consecutive Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honor, while Weisner, Hamblin and Wiese were all named to the Pac-12 First Team.
Rueck’s outstanding sixth season came on the back of an impressive 2014-15 campaign, as the Beavers notched 27 wins, en route to a Pac-12 Regular Season Title. For his efforts, Rueck was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year by both the media and the coaches, and earned WBCA Region 8 Coach of the Year honors for the second consecutive season. The Beavers’ success on the floor was reflected in the national polls, as OSU was ranked as high as No. 7 in both the AP and USA Today/WBCA Polls during the season, the best rankings in school history, before the team ended the year ranked No. 13.
Oregon State also set a new program-best with a 16-2 conference record, surpassing the mark set in 2013-14. The Beavers went 14-2 at home, extending their home winning streak, which began in 2013-14, to 23 straight games. The historic season led to an increase in attendance, as the Beavers averaged a Pac-12 leading 4,167 fans per game, and welcomed 7,652 fans to Gill Coliseum for the Civil War on Jan. 9, the third-largest crowd in school history.
Under Rueck’s guidance, Ruth Hamblin earned AP Third Team All-America, Pac-12 Player of the Year (media) and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors, and was joined on the All-Pac-12 team by teammates Jamie Weisner and Sydney Wiese. The Beavers also led the conference with four Pac-12 Player of the Week awards on the season.
The Beavers finished 2013-14 24-11 overall, and ended the year tied for second in the final Pac-12 standings. Oregon State also advanced to its first NCAA Tournament since 1996 and won its first game in the event since 1995. The Beavers ended the year ranked 25th in the USA TODAY Coaches’ Poll, their first time in the national rankings since 1996.
For the second time in four seasons the Pac-12’s media tabbed Rueck as Coach of the Year and he was picked as the league’s best by ESPN. Rueck was also named Russell Athletic/WBCA Region 8 Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the inaugural Pat Summitt Trophy for the 2014 Russell Athletic/WBCA NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year.
Oregon State propelled itself into the national conversation following a late-season 11-game win streak, which matched the second longest in school history and was the best in 31 years. Each win during the run was by at least 10 points, three came by 20 and the average margin of victory was 16.1 points.
Oregon State’s 2012-13 campaign was highlighted by another stalwart defensive group and a young crew of five freshmen that produced more than any other collection of first-year players in the conference.
The Beavers finished the season 16th in the nation in field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to a school-record low 34.6 percent. OSU also was 11th in the country in blocks per game (5.5) and was the only team in the nation that boasted seven different players with at least 10 rejections. Oregon State’s promising freshman class scored more than 46 percent of the team’s points, the highest ratio in the Pac-12.
With another young squad in 2011-12 picked to finish last in the Pac-12, Rueck and the Beavers defied the odds, finishing fifth in the conference with a 9-9 mark, 20-13 overall, and made the third round of the WNIT. In ending the year seven spots above where they were picked at the beginning of the season, Oregon State made the largest jump between expected finish and actual result in conference history. Those achievements earned Rueck a pick as the Pac-12 Coach of the Year, as voted on by the conference media.
In his inaugural year as head coach of the Beavers, Rueck led an inexperienced squad, with only one player possessing NCAA Division I experience, to a 9-21 record.
Oregon State lost some close games to open Pac-10 play before earning its first conference win over Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena. Shortly after, the Beavers claimed their second Pac-10 victory at home in Gill Coliseum in what is believed to be the biggest come-from-behind victory in program history, overcoming a 20-point deficit to defeat Oregon, 61-59, in the Civil War.
That same year, Rueck was also inducted into the George Fox Sports Hall of Fame.
Rueck came to Oregon State after spending 14 highly successful seasons 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 and claimed the Division III National Championship in 2009 with an unblemished 32-0 record. Rueck led his squads to five Sweet 16 appearances, three Elite Eight contests, six NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and seven Northwest Conference Championships.
During his time at George Fox, Rueck coached four NAIA All-Americans, four NCAA All-Americans and 33 All-Northwest Conference honorees. Individually, he was named the NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year in 2009, was a three-time NCAA Division III West Region Coach of the Year (2008, 2009, 2010) and a seven-time Northwest Conference Coach of the Year (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010).
Rueck got his start coaching while an undergrad at Oregon State. He served as assistant coach at Santiam Christian High School for the boy’s basketball team from 1989-93. He then became a women’s basketball assistant at George Fox under former head coach Sherri Murrell, helping the Bruins to a 37-23 overall record and two NAIA postseason appearances. Additionally, he coached the women’s tennis team in 1995-96.
Basketball runs in the Rueck family. His sister, Heidi, was an NAIA All-American point guard at George Fox, setting the school records in career, single season and single-game assists and was eventually voted into the school’s Sport Hall of Fame in 2005. His father, Marv, was a part of the coaching staffs at Hillsboro and Glencoe High Schools and was the inaugural head coach at Glencoe when it opened in 1980.
Rueck earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State in 1991, while adding a master’s in physical education in 1992. He is married to the former Kerry Aillaud, and the couple has three children, Cole, Kate and Macey. Kerry played basketball for George Fox from 1993-95, while serving as assistant coach for the program from 1998-06.
Jonas Chatterton, Associate Head Coach
Jonas Chatterton is headed into his eighth season with the Beavers, and his 18th year as a Division I assistant.
Chatterton’s first seven seasons with the Beavers proved to be the best years in school history. Chatterton has coached Oregon State to six 20+ win seasons, including three-straight Pac-12 regular season titles (2015-17), and the five highest win totals in program history. He helped pace the team to its fourth-straight Sweet 16 in 2018-19, as the squad finished 26-8. The Beavers followed that up by winning 23 games in 2019-20, despite the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament. Mikayla Pivec and Destiny Slocum both earned All-Pac-12 recognition in 2018-19 and 2019-20.
Chatterton helped the team to a 26-7 mark in 2017-18, including a third-place finish in the Pac-12 and the Beavers’ second ever Elite Eight appearance. Marie Gulich earned All-America honors for her outstanding senior campaign.
The assistant coach helped guide Oregon State to its first ever NCAA Final Four in 2015-16, as the team went 32-5 and defeated national power Baylor in the Dallas Regional to make it to the final weekend of the season. The Beavers also notched Pac-12 Regular Season and Tournament titles, and ended the year ranked No. 2 in the WBCA Coaches’ Poll.
Chatterton helped Oregon State players to a number of individual honors as well, as guard Jamie Weisner was named an All-American and Pac-12 Player of the Year. Weisner was joined by teammates Ruth Hamblin and Sydney Wiese on the All-Pac-12 Team for the second-straight season.
Oregon State tallied 27 wins, won its first ever Pac-12 title and earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2014-15, Chatterton’s first year with the team. Along the way the Beavers also earned a number of impressive victories, including a road win over No. 6 North Carolina, a pair of wins over No. 12 Arizona State and a victory over California to lock down the conference championship.
The Salt Lake City native came to Corvallis by way of Colorado, where he was on staff for four seasons, including the last as associate head coach. During his time in Boulder, the Buffaloes won 83 total games and made postseason appearances each year, highlighted by an NCAA Tournament run in 2013. Chatterton played integral roles in recruiting, opponent scouting, post development and putting together Colorado’s offensive and defensive schemes.
He helped the Buffaloes to WNIT quarterfinal appearances in each of his first two seasons and a trip to the third round in 2014. The 2011-12 squad enjoyed its first 20-win season in eight years (21-14) and also marked the first back-to-back winning seasons for Colorado since 2003-04. In his first year at CU, the Buffaloes were 18-16, including wins over a pair of ranked teams.
One reason for Colorado’s upswing was the development of its front court. Among many, Chatterton helped forward Arielle Roberson to 2013 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors.
He was valuable on the recruiting trail for CU as well, helping the Buffaloes acquire the 27th best recruiting class in the nation in 2012, according to ESPN.com’s HoopGurlz, a class that included a pair of national Top 100 recruits.
Before heading to Colorado, Chatterton spent eight highly successful seasons as an assistant coach at BYU (2001-09). While in Provo, the Cougars compiled a 157-89 record (.638), won two Mountain West Conference regular-season titles (2006-07), one MWC Tournament crown (2002) and went to the NCAA Tournament four times.
Chatterton’s success has garnered the coach national recognition and he has been part of a select group invited to Nike’s renowned Villa 7 Consortium each of the last two years, which brings together university athletics directors and the country’s elite assistant coaches in an effort to prepare the next generation of college basketball leaders. Less than 10 percent of women’s basketball assistants from the nation’s nearly 350 Division I programs have received invitations to the exclusive event the past three years, which has grown to become one of the most respected gatherings for professional development and networking in the country.
Prior to joining BYU, Chatterton spent two years as an assistant men’s coach at Westminster College, an NAIA school in Salt Lake City (1998-2000) where he helped revive a program that had been discontinued in 1979.
He received his bachelor’s in exercise and sport science from the University of Utah in 2000. He played one year of basketball for Rocky Mountain College (Mont.) before transferring to Utah.
Prior to arriving in Boulder, Chatterton took one year off from collegiate coaching (2009-10), working as the Director of Sales and Marketing for OrthoRx Inc, a medical supply company in San Diego. He remained involved in basketball as a coach for the Cal Swish Basketball Club of Orange County.
Chatterton has a daughter Josie and he and his wife Cami have two daughters, Celia and Jada, and a son, Hudson.
Jenny Huth, Assistant Coach
Jenny Huth joined the Oregon State staff in the summer of 2021.
Huth spent the last three seasons as head coach at Northern Colorado, leading the Bears to 48-41 record during her tenure. In her first year at UNC, the team went 21-11 and made an appearance in the WNIT. The Bears made the Big Sky Tournament semi-finals twice during Huth’s three seasons, and posted seven All-Big Sky selections over that span.
Prior to joining Northern Colorado, Huth spent seven seasons as an assistant coach at UCLA. She helped the Bruins post a mark of 148-85 from 2011-18, making four NCAA Tournament appearances, highlighted by an Elite Eight run in 2018. Before coming to UCLA, Huth made coaching stops as an assistant at Oakland University and as a graduate assistant at Florida State.
“My family and I are thrilled to make the move to Corvallis and back to the Pac-12, the No. 1 conference for women’s basketball,” Huth said. “I’m excited to be a part of Coach Rueck’s program and the tremendous success he has built at Oregon State. We cannot wait to integrate into this awesome basketball community and see Beaver Nation from the other side. To be at the top level of women’s basketball again is something I do not take for granted. I look forward to using what I’ve learned as a head coach and be an even better assistant. I’ve respected Coach Rueck and his staff from a far as well as up close; from top to bottom this is a great culture and I’m grateful for the opportunity to join the family. Let’s Go Beavs!”
A standout player for Colorado from 1998-02, Huth was a three-time All-Big 12 selection and helped guide the Buffaloes to the Elite Eight her senior season. She finished her career among the top 10 at CU in career scoring with 1,399 points, 3-pointers with 203 and 3-point shooting percentage at 40.7. Huth also helped lead the United States to a gold medal at the 2001 World University Games. Following her collegiate career, she played professionally in Spain and for the National Women’s Basketball League’s Colorado Chill. She will be joined in Corvallis by her husband Tracy and her two children: Tanner, 7, and Ellie, 2.
Deven Hunter, Assistant Coach
Deven Hunter joined the Oregon State women's basketball staff in the summer of 2021
Hunter makes her return to Oregon State, where she played from 2012-2016. The Keizer, Ore. native spent the last two seasons at the University of San Diego, where she served as a graduate assistant. During her tenure, Hunter helped the Toros reach a mark of 32-18, including an appearance in the WCC Championship game in 2020.
San Diego players earned a total of seven All-WCC honors during Hunter’s two seasons with the team. Before joining the Toros, Hunter was worked at McNary High school, where she coaches basketball and worked as a classroom assistant in special education for three years.
“I’m excited be back with the Oregon State program,” Hunter said. “I know first-hand what it means to be part of the OSU Family, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with this outstanding group of coaches and student-athletes . The way Beaver Nation supports this team is second-to-none, and I can’t wait to get back to Corvallis in this new role.”
Hunter’s playing career at Oregon State was highlighted by some of the most successful campaigns in program history. Over the course of her four seasons, Hunter was part of two Pac-12 Championship winning squads, made the NCAA Tournament three times and was a key piece of OSU’s 2016 Final Four run. She played in all 135 of Oregon State’s games over the course of her career, making 132 starts. At the time of her graduation, Hunter was fourth in Beaver history and 31st in Pac-12 history with 893 career rebounds. She memorably knocked down five 3-pointers to finish with 19 points and 12 rebounds, helping the Beavers overcome an 11-point deficit in the final seven minutes to take down Stanford at Gill Coliseum in 2016.
Following her graduation, Hunter played professionally in both Puerto Rico and Finland.
Olivia Murphy, Director of Basketball Operations
Olivia Murphy completed her first year as Director of Basketball Operations in 2020-21, helping Oregon State work through all of the hurdles associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Prior to joining the Beavers' staff, Murphy spent three years working at California, most recently as the Director of Business Operations for the Golden Bears men’s basketball squad. In that role she oversaw the program's day-to-day operations, including managing travel itineraries, team meals and budgetary needs.
Prior to her work with the men’s basketball program, Murphy spent two seasons with Cal's athletic travel office, where she assisted with travel arrangements for all of the department's 30 Intercollegiate Athletics teams.
Murphy got her start in athletics at Oregon State, where she worked in event management and facilities from June 2015-16 while she was a student. She supported event operations for Oregon State's 17 teams, coordinating logistics for coaches, officials, donors and visiting teams during game days. Murphy also served as a member of the 2016 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament host committee to assist in the bidding and hosting process in Corvallis.
Murphy graduated from Oregon State in June 2016 with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science/Kinesiology.
Eric Ely, Director of Player Personnel/Assistant to the Head Coach
The Oregon State women’s basketball team is excited to welcome Eric Ely back to the staff, head coach Scott Rueck announced Thursday. Ely, who worked for the Beavers from 2010-2020, will serve as Director of Player Personnel/Assistant to the Head Coach.
“The plan has always been to have Eric and Regina be a part of our program and Beaver Nation,” Rueck said. “There was a detour beyond our control and to now have him return is a dream scenario. Since he arrived at OSU in July of 2010, Eric has been a vital component in the development of our program. He has been a pillar of strength and a stabilizing force both for our team and in the Corvallis community. He has a huge heart for people, recognizes the needs people have, and then does everything he can to help those around him develop and grow. I could not be more excited for him to jump back in and continue his legacy of impact. Eric is simply one of the great people in our game and it is such a blessing to have him and Regina back in Corvallis.”
Ely joined the Beavers as an assistant coach alongside Rueck in 2010, and helped guide Oregon State to some of the most successful seasons in program history. A key part of the turnaround within OSU women’s basketball, Ely helped the Beavers return to the NCAA Tournament in 2014 – their first appearance in the event since 1996. Oregon State won its first ever Pac-12 title the following season, and snagged a second conference crown in 2015-16, on its way to the Final Four.
During his tenure as an assistant, Ely worked extensively with the Beaver posts – helping develop players such as Patricia Bright, Ruth Hamblin, Deven Hunter, Breanna Brown, Sam Siegner, Kolbie Orum and Marie Gulich. Hamblin and Gulich would both garner All-America honors during their Oregon State careers, and were both selected in the WNBA Draft.
Prior to the 2016-17 season, Ely transitioned into a new position on the OSU staff, taking over as Assistant Athletic Director for Women’s Basketball. In his new role, Ely shifted his focus to enhancing the Beavers’ community service engagement. He spearheaded a relationship between the Oregon State team and Southside Youth Outreach in Corvallis, encouraging student-athletes to volunteer with under-privileged kids in the area. Ely also organized numerous events at local nursing homes, schools and community events.
“This is definitely an exciting time for me,” Ely said. “I’ve got so many great memories of Beaver Nation and of working with this team, and I can’t say how special it is to be back. I love Oregon State and I love Corvallis. It’s truly a family atmosphere here. That’s the foundation of this program and it’s the foundation of Beaver Athletics. I think this group has a chance to do big things, and I’m looking forward to getting a chance to work with all of them.”
Ely left Oregon State in the spring of 2020 to become an assistant coach at Texas Tech. In its first season, the Red Raiders’ new staff led the team to a 10-15 record. Texas Tech went 11-19 last season, earning three wins over ranked opponents including a landmark road victory over No. 9 Texas.
Returning to the Beavers as Director of Player Personnel/Assistant to the Head Coach, Ely will focus on the development of the student-athletes, as well as carrying out administrative duties and working to continue the Beavers’ extensive community service efforts.