Coach Tim Beckman said Scheelhaase's strong relationships with coaches, players and alumni should be an asset to the program.
Scheelhaase said he looked forward to coming back to a campus he said is home. Scheelhaase was a starter for four seasons at Illinois between 2010 and 2013. He is the school's all-time leader in total offense with 10,634 combined yards.
Scheelhaase duties include coordinating on-campus recruiting and athlete housing.