Russ was elected to the Coach’s Hall of Fame in 2016.
Russ coached Boy’s Golf at Carroll High School for 18 years with a record of 127 wins, 29 losses and 2 ties. Along with taking 10 teams to the State Tournament, Russ coached 4 individuals who were state medalists. Six of Russ’s teams won the Raccoon River Conference title under his guidance. He also started and ran the Carroll High Golf camp for Boys and Girls for grades 4th through 11th grade for a total of 15 years. Russ was a member of the IHSAA Boy’s Golf Advisory Board for 8 years.
Russ and his wife, MaryJo, have 4 children: Jennifer, Kari, Katie, and Ryan.