Clarence W. Russell

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Clarence W. Russell
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Russell, c. 1906
Biographical details
DiedFebruary 5, 1919
Visalia, California
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Playing career
Position(s)Guard, tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1907West Virginia
1908Colorado Mines
1914–1916New Mexico A&M
1914–1917New Mexico A&M
1915New Mexico A&M
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1914–1918New Mexico A&M
Head coaching record
Overall19–15–2 (football)
19–12 (basketball)
11–5 (baseball)

Clarence William Russell (? – February 5, 1919) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at West Virginia University in 1907, at the Colorado School of Mines in 1908, and at New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts—now known as New Mexico State University—from 1914 to 1916, compiling a career college football record of 19–15–2. Russell was also the head basketball coach at New Mexico A&M from 1914 to 1917 and the school's head baseball coach in 1915. A native of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Russell died on February 5, 1919, in Visalia, California.[1][2]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
West Virginia Mountaineers (Independent) (1907)
1907 West Virginia 6–4
West Virginia: 6–4
Colorado Mines Orediggers (Independent) (1908)
1908 Colorado Mines 2–3
Colorado Mines: 2–3
New Mexico A&M Aggies (Independent) (1914–1916)
1914 New Mexico A&M 4–2–1
1915 New Mexico A&M 5–2
1916 New Mexico A&M 2–4–1
New Mexico A&M: 11–8–2
Total: 19–15–2


  1. ^ "Will Coach West Virginia; Clarence Russell of Chicago Track Team, Accepts New Position". The Washington Post. June 4, 1907. p. 9. Retrieved July 5, 2017 – via open access.
  2. ^ "Deaths". The University of Chicago Magazine. 11 (5): 189. March 1919. Retrieved July 5, 2017.