Mike Russell Inducted to Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
Former football and baseball coach Mike Russell was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. During Russell's 19 years as Lutheran North's football coach, his teams won four state titles in Class 3 (1981, 1988, 1989, 1990), captured 15 district titles and seven ABC League championships. Those teams earned him Coach of the Year awards from The Sporting News, Associated Press and the National Federation High School Association.
Russell also coached baseball for 39 seasons and is a member of the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He was athletic director from 1983 to 2013, serving Lutheran North for a total of 41 years.