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Russell Steele
Russell Steele

Rossville, Illinois

Cross Country

Men's Cross Country (1940-42)

Inducted: 1997

Three-year cross country letterwinner ... first sports information director at Illinois State University (1947-66) ... taught physical education classes and occasionally helped coach the tennis teams during those years ... pioneered record keeping, game programs, sports brochures, press box services and the use of photography in athletics public relations ... coached the 1950 tennis team which won the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship ... became assistant director to the University News Service from 1966-75 ... editor and assistant director of Alumni Services from 1975-81 ... received the Stretch Miller Award for his contributions in 1981 ... retired from ISU in 1981.