Scheelhaase returning to Fighting Illini

By Daily Illini Staff Report

Nathan Scheelhaase will return to the Fighting Illini, this time as the assistant director of football operations.

Scheelhaase will take over the position after turning down an offer a year ago. The position was held by another former Illini quarterback, Juice Williams. Williams left the position after taking a position at Georgetown in April.

Scheelhaase is one of four former Illini to have held this position.

Scheelhaase led Illinois to bowl wins in both 2010 and 2011, and had a strong final season at Illinois in 2013 under offensive coordinator Bill Cubit. Scheelhaase holds the record for yards gained with 10,634.