named Michigan Tech coach
Michigan Tech named Cornell assistant Jamie Russell
as its new head coach Wednesday afternoon. Russell, a Huskies
defenseman from 1987-89, replaces Mike Sertich, who retired
following the 2002-03 campaign.
At A Glance
Education: B.S., Michigan Tech, 1998;
M.B.A., Lake Superior State, 1992
Coaching Career: Cornell assistant,
1999-2003; Ferris State assistant 1994-99
Collegiate Playing Career: Cariboo
College (Kamloops, B.C.), 1984-86; Michigan Tech,
Professional Career: Larjevellan
(Sweden), 1989; Winston-Salem (ECHL), 1990; Binghamton
Family: Wife, Linda; Son, Ben
to say I'm very excited to be returning to my alma mater,"
said Russell in a university press release. "I know
people are anxious for Michigan Tech to get back to its
winning way and I can assure all those with a vested interest
in the program that we will do exactly that."
the past four seasons, Russell served as an assistant under
Mike Schafer at Cornell. During his tenure, the Big Red
amassed an 87-39-10 record, won two ECAC regular-season
titles, one ECAC playoff championship, made two NCAA Tournament
appearances and advanced to the Frozen Four in Buffalo last
month. Russell spent five years as an assistant coach at
Ferris State prior to joining the Cornell staff.
36-year-old Russell played two seasons at Michigan Tech
after sitting out the 1986-87 campaign due to transfer rules.
He was an assistant captain in both of his seasons in Houghton
and scored eight goals and 22 assists in 77 games with the
really excited to have Jamie as our head coach," said
Michigan Tech athletics director Rick Yeo. "He is a
leader and has been a big part of building successful programs
at two different schools."
Russell, the 20th head coach in Husky hockey history, was
formally introduced at a press conference at 3:30 p.m. ET.
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