The University of Dayton welcomed Angie Russell as an assistant coach in August of 2009. Russell is now in her third season with the Flyers heading into the 2011-12 campaign.
She joined Jim Jabir's staff at Dayton from Cleveland State University where she served as an assistant for three seasons.
"Bringing Angie Russell into the program at this juncture is pivotal," said head coach Jim Jabir. "She brings a great amount of recruiting experience with her contacts in Ohio. She also cares a lot about our players as people, students, and athletes."
Russell played a key role for the Vikings as she helped the squad to its' first-ever Horizon League Championship and NCAA Tournament bid in 2007-08. While serving as recruiting coordinator, the Wisconsin native brought an aggressive recruiting style that helped CSU sign a five-player class that was called one of the most talented and deepest classes in program history. In her role as team academic monitor, Russell helped Cleveland State to a WBCA Academic Top 25 ranking in 2006-07.
"I feel very fortunate to join Coach Jabir's staff at the University of Dayton," Russell said. "I'm looking forward to helping our players continue to reach new levels of success."
While serving as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Russell earned her master's degree in athletic administration. From there, she coached at Wisconsin-Whitewater for two seasons serving as the recruiting coordinator. Prior to her arrival at Cleveland State, Russell served as an assistant coach at Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers, Florida.
The 2000 graduate of Eastern Illinois University was a four-year letterwinner in basketball. She started 52 of 54 games at forward her last two seasons, averaging 9.0 point and 6.1 rebounds per game as a senior. Russell graduated in three years with a bachelor's degree in speech communication and was a three-time member of the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll.