Randy Hollis: Coach Phil Russell made a huge difference in people's lives at Ogden High

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • scotsrock Ogden, UT
    May 24, 2013 8:47 a.m.

    Phil is one of the finest men I know. I had him as a teacher, and was able to work under him while he was the athletic director. What a blessing it has been to get to know him and observe his positive interactions with kids. Phil will be missed at Ogden high... But I have a feeling he will still be hanging out quite a bit at Ogden High!

  • WYOREADER Gillette, WY
    May 23, 2013 9:45 a.m.

    With all the negative stories about coaches in the media lately this is truly a breath of fresh air. Coaches can be so inspiring to young people if they do it right! Sounds like Coach Russell did it right!

  • mhsbball morgan, UT
    May 23, 2013 7:46 a.m.

    There is one word to describe Phil Russell "class". Thanks Phil for all you have done for kids, coaches, and others that have competed for and against you.

  • FaifeauSam Lehi, UT
    May 23, 2013 7:14 a.m.

    Never had Phil as a coach because he was ahead of me at Tooele High School where I coached back in the '60's, but, as they say, "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree," and we who lived in Tooele remember his Dad who gave his all to help the programs at the Buffalo school. This story sounds like it could have been written about his Dad and Mom.

    Thanks, Phil, for helping others see the importance and value of dedicated teachers and coaches. Contrary to the criticism that has been heard lately of those who have been accused of doing the wrong things, it's good to look at a shining example of the right things.