Scott Mueller begins his 10th season as a full-time assistant coach with the Washington University in St. Louis football team and 14th overall with the program. Mueller serves as recruiting coordinator and coaches the quarterbacks, and enters his seventh season as the offensive coordinator for the Bears.
Mueller has been part of four University Athletic Association (UAA) championships in 12 years on the sideline with Kindbom, and an NCAA Playoff appearance in 2013. He has also mentored UAA Offensive Player of the Year award winners Easton Knott (2011) and Eric Daginella (2013).
Mueller’s first season as the offensive coordinator in 2010 was a success, helping lead the Bears to a 7-3 overall record and second place in the UAA. In 2013, Mueller and the Bears’ offense averaged 19.0 points per game and finished with an 8-3 overall record. WashU won the UAA Championship for the second-straight season and made an appearance in the NCAA playoffs for the second time in school history.
WashU’s offense had a banner year in 2015, averaging 37.2 points and 496.0 yards per game. The Bears led the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) in passing offense (352.9) and scored 30 or more points in seven of 10 contests. The 2015 offense broke 18 school records and finished in the top-25 nationally in six different categories: fumbles lost (4th), passing offense (6th), sacks allowed (14th), completion percentage (16th), total offense (17th) and third down conversions (22nd).
Mueller came to Washington University after serving as an assistant coach in football and wrestling at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School. In 2004, he was named the M.W.A. (Missouri Wrestling Association) District 1-Class 1 Assistant Coach of the Year. Prior to his stint at Maplewood, he was a graduate assistant at Northern Illinois University (2001) and a student assistant coach at Lindenwood University (1999-2000).
A four-year member of the football team at Lindenwood, Mueller helped lead his team to its first national playoff appearance in school history in 1998. He was selected for several awards at the university, conference, and national level during his playing career. Mueller graduated from Lindenwood in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, and in 2006 with a master’s degree in education.
He and his wife, Kari, have three children, Corbin (6), Adelaide (5) and August (1).