Goal: This fund has been set up to raise money for the Coach Philip W. Russell Memorial Scholarship to support male and/or female high school seniors & college undergraduates interested in pursuing their education in the following fields: Coaching, Teaching, Nursing, Medicine, and Athletics.
Coach Philip W. Russell was a premier level, varsity girls basketball coach who worked at Ogden High School in Ogden, Utah, from 1973 to 2013. In this capacity he accumulated 502 wins, 10 regional titles, 5 state championships and 40 years of teaching sociology and history. He was a popular and extremely beloved member of the community, undertaking various assistant coaching and other odd jobs for both boys and girls, in addition to his passion and primary role as head girls basketball coach. His voice, inspiration, sense of humor and laugh are legendary. Coach Russell passed away on November 3, 2020, secondary to issues stemming from COVID-19.
“Dearest Coach Russell, the lessons you taught us are still in our heads, the love we feel for you forever in our hearts! Farewell for now, until we meet again - to hear your big, gregarious laugh and get a big hug!”