Scott Fuchs, a 25-year veteran of college coaching, enters his first season as offensive line coach at the University at Buffalo. Fuchs came to Buffalo after spending the previous five seasons as offensive line coach at Wyoming. Head Coach Lance Leipold and Fuchs also worked on the same staff at Nebraska-Omaha from 2004-06.
While at Wyoming, Fuchs’ coaching highlights included developing All-American center Chase Roullier who went on to start for the Washington Redskins, designing a blocking scheme for running back Brian Hall who rushed for a school-record 4,287 over his career and helping coach an offense that ranked second in the nation in redzone offense in 2017. In 2016, Fuchs helped coach the 2016 Cowboy offense that averaged 35.9 points per game to rank No. 2 in the Mountain West and No. 25 in the nation.
An outstanding offensive lineman himself, Fuchs was named to the 1993 Kodak/American Football Coaches Association first-team All-America squad as a senior offensive guard at North Dakota State. NDSU won three consecutive North Central Conference rushing titles during his three years as a starter. He was part of three North Central Conference Championship teams at NDSU in 1990, ‘91 and ‘92. The 1990 Bison captured the NCAA Division II National Championship.
Fuchs coached the offensive line at North Dakota State, his alma mater, from 2009-13 before being hire at Wyoming. He helped lead the Bison to an astounding 43-2 record and three national titles between 2011 and 2013. In 2012 and 2013, Fuchs coached Consensus First Team All-America offensive tackle Billy Turner. Turner was selected in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. All total, Fuchs has coached nine All-Americans and 32 All-Conference performers during his career.
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 first round of the FCS Playoffs. He also coached at Grand Valley State (2007), Nebraska-Omaha (2003-06), Minnesota-Crookston (2000-02), 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 when he coached the defensive line.
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.
Scott and his wife, Emily, have three boys, Hank, Jack and Gus.