Sans Russell, now in his 19th year with the Ole Miss athletics department, was elevated to Senior Associate Athletics Director for Ticketing and Priority Seating in January 2010. In this position, he has responsibility for ticket office operations and for the Priority Seating program with the UMAA Foundation.
Prior to his present position, he worked as Assistant Athletics Director for Finance and also served three years as Assistant Athletics Director for Development and Executive Director of the UMAA Foundation.
He earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from Ole Miss in 1980. Prior to joining the athletics department, Russell served as Director of University Development and as Bursar. He has also held other financially-related positions with both the development and bursar's offices.
The Oxford, MS native is married to the former Lisa Young and has two daughters and one son. Lindsay is married to Nathan Gray and they reside in Memphis. Haley is married to Daniel Thacker and they have one daughter, Caroline who all reside in Oxford. Clay is a student at Ole Miss.