Russ has coached divers and judged at USA Diving, AAU National Meets and at all levels of diving from modified dual meets to Varsity State Championships and NCAA championship meets. He has been a certified NYSPHAA Swimming and Diving official for 25 years and has 30 years of youth coaching experience within swimming, diving, soccer and skiing. Russ has been an announcer for Sectional swimming and diving finals and has announced both boys and girls State Championship meets. Russ is USOC Safe Sport Certified and a Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach. In his spare time, Russ practices law in Canandaigua, plays the drums and is a Town Justice for East Bloomfield. He is a University of Rochester graduate and loves spending his free time with his wife and two children.