Region 7: Shane Russell
Shane Russell attended Fayette Academy from Kindergarten through his senior year of high school. Coach Russell played basketball for the Vikings throughout middle and high school, and graduated in the top half of his class. After graduating from the University of Memphis, Coach Russell returned to his alma mater in 1999 as a classroom teacher and coach. During his time at Fayette Academy, Coach Russell taught middle school science and social studies, as well as coached a variety of sports including cross country, tennis, golf, middle school basketball, and varsity boy’s basketball. His longest and most successful coaching term was 10 years as the varsity boys’ basketball coach.
After 10 years of coaching, Coach Russell served 5 years as the Middle School Athletic Director. He is now in his second year as the Upper School Athletic Director at Fayette Academy. During his time as Athletic Director, Shane has increased revenue for the athletic department through corporate sponsorships, updated the school’s athletic handbook, and overseen a variety of improvements to both indoor and outdoor athletic facilities.
Shane has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Memphis and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. He is currently working on his Athletic Administration certification.
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