KEZI Sports Extra Podcast: Oregon State women's basketball coach Scott Rueck

Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck sits down for a long interview with KEZI 9 Sports.

Posted: Sep 19, 2019 1:47 PM

Corvallis, Ore. -- Oregon State women's basketball head coach Scott Rueck sits down with Andrew Haubner to talk about selling a recruiting vision, how men can help forward women's basketball, and his chance encounter with Michael Jordan.

Below are some topics discussed on the podcast.

1:10 - On his start in basketball coaching.

4:16 - On when he realized his life trajectory would be coaching. 

7:14 - The difference between coaching male players and female players. 

9:38 - Facing a size stigma when he started coaching. 

11:24 - Selling athletes on the program's vision.

13:26 - On the rise of women's basketball at Oregon State. 

15:48 - On how an Oregon/Oregon State road trip is the toughest in women's basketball. 

17:04 - If there is a bigger rivalry in women's college basketball between Oregon and Oregon State. 

17:45 - On the luck of being able to stay in Oregon for his whole coaching career. 

19:42 - On what men can do to help elevate the women's game. 

22:44 - On what the media can do to help elevate women's basketball specifically. 

24:16 - Most chance celebrity encounter he's ever had in his life. 

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