Year Inducted: 2019
Schools / Organizations: Christopher Junior High School
Biography: Russ’s teams amassed more than 400 victories during a career that combined junior high school and high school coaching. His 36-year career spanned a long run as the coach at Christopher Junior High School, where his 8th grade teams won 384 games. Russ guided CJHS to 8 IESA State Tournaments, where they won the title 4 times. His teams also placed 2nd and 4th during this string of appearances.