Scott Pelluer is in his second season coaching the Husky tight ends, and coordinating Washington's special teams. Pelluer is currently in his second coaching stint at Washington. The former Washington State standout linebacker previously spent the 1996 through 1998 seasons as the UW whip linebackers and safeties coach.
In between his coaching assignments at Washington, he worked for two seasons at Arizona (2001-03), and in private business, and handled the color analyst duties for the Washington State radio network.
At Arizona, Pelluer was the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach. While with the Wildcats, Pelluer coached two-time All-Pac-10 first-team linebacker Lance Briggs, who finished third in the conference in tackles last season.
During his first three-year stay at Washington, Pelluer aided in the development of four players that went on to play in the NFL - safeties Tony Parrish and Hakim Akbar and linebackers John Fiala and Jerry Jensen.
After the 1998 season, Pelluer joined the private sector, helping to develop a major website while also spending time as color commentator on Washington State's football radio broadcasts. In 2000, he returned to the coaching world, helping lead Skyline High School in Issaquah to the Washington state championship as defensive coordinator.
Pelluer spent three seasons at Northern Arizona as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach before joining the Husky staff in 1996. Under his direction, the Lumberjacks developed a dominating defense that ended the 1995 season ranked No. 1 in every defensive category in the Big Sky Conference. Also nationally ranked in several areas, Northern Arizona's defense ended the 1995 season giving up an average of 14.8 points per game - the lowest total in the Big Sky Conference since the 1978 season.
Even aside from his coaching, Pelluer is a familiar name in the Northwest. A 1981 graduate of Washington State, he was a four-year starter at outside linebacker for the Cougars and earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors his senior season. He was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game. He finished his career with 240 tackles, including 180 solo tackles. His brother, Steve, was Washington's starting quarterback from 1981-83, earning Pac-10 offensive player of the year honors in 1983. Arnie, his youngest brother, played linebacker at Stanford from 1984-87.
Prior to his arrival at Northern Arizona, Pelluer coached linebackers and was the recruiting coordinator at Boise State from 1987-92. Pelluer played six years professionally for the New Orleans Saints. He began his NFL career as a fourth-round draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys in 1981. The Saints picked up Pelluer on waivers in 1981.
While in New Orleans, Pelluer played in 65 games. He also participated in many community activities, organizing the "Winning Touch" football camp that raised money for the Louisiana Special Olympics. He also served on the board of directors for the Ronald McDonald House for four years. Pelluer is a member of the American Football Coaches Association.
Pelluer and his wife, Kimberly, are the parents of three sons, Tyler (17), Cooper (12), Peyton (9) and one daughter, Jordan (15).