Scott Reller is in his fifth season as Blue Dragon Baseball’s pitching coach.
A former player with the Blue Dragons, Reller came back to Hutchinson before the 2015 season after five seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Central Missouri.
Since coming to Hutchinson, Reller had mentored one Jayhawk West Pitcher of the Year (Max Simpson) and three all-Jayhawk West pitchers. The 2016 Blue Dragon pitching staff set a program record for strikeouts in a season with 463. The Blue Dragons are 158-77 in four seasons since Reller arrived.
While at Central Missouri, Reller and the Muleskinners had an incredibly successful run over those five years that included four MIAA regular-season championships, three MIAA Tournament championships, four NCAA regional appearances and two trips to the NCAA Division II World Series.
Posting a record of 220-59 at Central Missouri, Reller coached three honorable-mention Division II All-Americans, 18 first-team All-MIAA performers, three MIAA Players of the Year, two MIAA Pitchers of the Year, three selected player in the Major League Draft and 12 players who are playing professionally.
Reller was a Blue Dragon in 2006 and 2007, playing for head coach Kyle Crookes’ 2006 Jayhawk West championship team. Coming out of the bullpen, Reller was 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA as a sophomore.
From Hutchinson, Reller moved onto the University of Central Missouri for the 2008 and 2009 seasons under head coach Tom Myers. Reller’s 2008 Muleskinner team finished third at the NCAA Division II World Series
Reller is a native of Columbia, Missouri and a 2005 graduate of Rock Bridge High School. He graduated from Hutchinson Community College in 2007 with an Associate of Science degree and graduated from Central Missouri in 2009 with his bachelors in Exercise Science. Reller received his Masters from Central Missouri in 2012 in Exercise Science.