Air Force Names Steve Russ Co-Defensive Coordinator And Assistant Head Coach

Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun announced the addition of Steve Russ to his football staff on Monday afternoon. Russ, a 1995 graduate of the Academy and former Falcons football player, will be Calhoun's assistant head coach, co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach.Russ comes to Air Force from Wake Forest. He has spent over a decade coaching college football.

Prior to coaching the secondary last season at Wake Forest, Russ spent his first two seasons working with the tight ends and fullbacks and was the linebackers coach in 2010. He coached at Syracuse for three seasons (2005-07) and spent four seasons as an assistant at Ohio (2001-04).

Related: Air Force Loses Defensive Coordinator, Promotes Charlton Warren As Replacement

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