Russ McKenzie

Russ McKenzie Coach Spotlight 1Which team(s) do you coach? Wrestling

How long have you been coaching? 32 years












Russ McKenzie Coach Spotlight 2What made you decide to become a coach?

Ever since i was a kid i loved sports and love to compete and it allows me to do both.


What's your favorite thing about coaching?
Watching athletes grow both physically and socially. Winning comes in a close second.









Russ McKenzie Coach Spotlight 3What is the greatest lesson you have learned from coaching?

The more prepared you are the easier it becomes.


What is one thing you would like your student athletes to remember in life?
Nothing comes easy. hard work is the path to Success.











Russ McKenzie Coach Spotlight 4What do you love about Lamphere Schools?

I love how athletes work and commit to the team.


Tell us a bit about your family:
I have been married 26 years to my wife Stephanie. My Daughter Mara is graduating this June and will be Attending MSU this Fall.