Scott Mueller begins his eighth season as a full-time assistant coach with the Washington University in St. Louis football team and 12th overall with the program. Mueller coaches the quarterbacks and serves as the strength and conditioning coach, and enters his fifth season as the offensive coordinator for the Bears.
Mueller’s first season as the offensive coordinator was a success, helping lead the Bears to a 7-3 overall record and second place in the University Athletic Association (UAA). The Bears’ offensive line allowed just 10 sacks in 2010, which led the conference and ranked 33rd in NCAA Division III. WUSTL also turned the ball over a conference-low 13 times in 2010.
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-ever 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 two children, Corbin (4) and Adelaide (3).