Scott Fuchs brings a wealth of experience to the Cowboy coaching staff, with 17 years experience as a full-time college coach and three additional years as a graduate assistant. Fuchs has coached the North Dakota State offensive line the past five seasons, and has been an offensive line coach for 16 of his 17 years as a college coach. He was also an All-America offensive guard at NDSU in 1993.
In 2012 and 2013, Fuchs coached Consensus First Team All-America offensive tackle Billy Turner. In 2011, he coached All-America offensive tackle Paul Cornick, and former center Joe Lund was selected as the FCS Rimington Award winner, which is presented to the top center in the nation each season. All total, he has coached nine All-Americans and 31 All-Conference performers. He has been on coaching staffs that have won nine conference titles during his college coaching career.
In 2013, the North Dakota State offense ranked No. 10 in the nation in scoring offense (38.7 points per game), No. 7 in rushing offense (257.3 yards per game) and No. 14 in total offense (457.5 yards per game).
Fuchs offensive lines have helped pave the way for North Dakota State to have a 1,000-yard rusher for 11 consecutive seasons, including having two 1,000-yard rushers in each of the past three seasons 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Prior to returning to his alma mater, Fuchs coached one season at Southern Illinois in 2008. That team tied for the conference title and advanced to the FCS Playoffs. He also coached at Grand Valley State (2007), Nebraska-Omaha (2003-06), Minnesota-Crookston (2000-03), Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1999) and Valley City State (1997-98). The only school he did not coach the offensive line was his one season at Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
His first position as a college coach was as a graduate assistant at NDSU working with the tight ends from 1994-97.
He was named to the 1993 Kodak/American Football Coaches Association First Team All-America team as a senior, and was part of three North Central Conference Championships teams at NDSU.
Fuchs earned his bachelor of science degree from North Dakota State in physical education and social science education in 1995 and his master of education degree with a specialization in physical education and athletic administration in 1997.
Fuchs and his wife, Emily, have three boys, Hank, Jack and Gus.