Russell is in his fifth year as the Charger’s Head Track & Field Coach. Russell also serves as the Head Cross Country Coach at CCS. He began coaching with the CCS Track & Field team in 2012, and while coaching here at CCS, Russell served for 2 years at Covenant College as the Assistant Cross Country Coach.
He has helped grow the CCS team from 23 combined athletes to over 60 and has coached his athletes to the State Meet each year with 8 State Runner-Up finishers, and 3 State Individual Championships. The girls track & field program has been a top 10 state ranked team since 2014, and in 2018 and 2019 the girls team placed 5th overall. In 2017 and 2018 the girls claimed back-to-back State Championships in the 4x200 meter relay.
Coach Russell has coached all running events from the 100-meter dash to the 3200-meter run, but specializes in sprints and middle distance. He holds a BA in Early Childhood Education from Berry College, completed his Master's of Athletic Administration from Ohio University, and holds a Level 1 USA Track & Field coaching certification and a USTFCCCA Technical Coaching certification.
Russell and his wife, Meredith, live in downtown Chattanooga, TN, with their son and daughter, Levi and Eleanor, and attend North Shore Fellowship in North Chattanooga.