Coach, Girls 13-Mike
Russ got his start in volleyball, both as a player and later as a coach, in San Diego. Russ played for El Cajon Valley High School in El Cajon, CA. In his senior year he was a First Team All-League selection. Following high school Russ played one season at Grossmont College, but found a passion for men's beach volleyball where he participated for several years.
In 2012 Russ was offered an assistant coaching position for a girls 12's team at Summit Volleyball Club. Following that season Russ became the head coach for several 12's and 14's teams with the club. Russ also assisted the club with their summer camp programs.
In 2015 Russ joined Epic Volleyball Club as a head coach with a girls 14's local team. After a successful season Russ participated in Epic's summer camp programs. During the fall season Russ was the assistant coach to Danielle Lamb's 12's team and also assistant coach to Jim Downey's 14's team. This season Russ will be assistant coach to Mike Bonner's 13's team. This will be Russ's 5th season coaching club volleyball.
Russ has been with his wife Melissa for 20 years and they have two daughters, Zoey 13 and Dakota 10. Volleyball is a passion the whole family enjoys. Russ is competitive and known for his ability to run very structured, fast paced, but fun practices that the girls really enjoy. He is very excited to be working with the Epic Team this season and looking forward to a successful season with both teams.