Jason Russell was named head wrestling coach at Thomas More College on March 28, 2017.
Russell came to Thomas More after serving as an assistant coach the last two season at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. At Whitewater, he helped lead the Warhawks to the 2016 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship, while coaching four NCAA Qualifiers during the 2015-16 season and Jordan Newman to the NCAA Division III Championship at 184 lbs. Russell assisted Whitewater’s recruiting efforts, monitored the program’s academic success, scouted and handled the team’s social media presence.
Prior to coaching at Whitewater, Coach Russell served as a volunteer assistant at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio during the 2014-15 season. At Heidelberg he coached NCAA All-American Richard Dowdley and NCAA Qualifier Nino Majoy. Russell also handled scouting and fundraising planning for the Student Princes.
Russell earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Heidelberg in 2014, where he was a four-time varsity letter winner and a 2014 NCAA National Qualifier. He had a 69-29 career record and was a 2013-14 Heidelberg Scholar Athlete as well as a second team All-Ohio Athletic Conference selection in 2014. Russell will earn his Masters of Science Education in Athletic Administration from Wisconsin-Whitewater this May.