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Harrison Russell
Harrison Russell

Normal, Ill.


Football (1907), Men's Basketball (1908)

Inducted: 1977

Halfback on the undefeated 1907 football team ... hired as Illinois State's basketball coach in 1910 and is credited with keeping athletics alive at his alma mater ... football and baseball had been abolished, but he re-introduced both sports ... coached baseball for 13 seasons (1911-1923), football for 11 seasons (1912-22) and basketball for 13 seasons (1911-1923) ... left in 1923 to coach basketball at Clark University ... taught Geography until his retirement.