Hometown: Athens, Georgia
Education: B.S. in Education from University of Georgia
M.Ed. in Education from University of Georgia
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Georgia Southern University
College Sports Experience: 3-year letterman at University of Georgia
Coaching Experience:

1983 – 1984 – Barnesville Academy – Athletic Director I Head Football and Baseball Coach
1985 – 1991 – Georgia Southern University – Assistant Football Coach
1992 – 1993 – Rabun County High School – Athletic Director I Head Football Coach
1994 – 1998 – Stephens County High School – Athletic Director I Head Football Coach
1999 – 2000 – Gordon Central High School – Athletic Director I Head Football Coach
2000 – Georgia / Florida All-Star Game Coaching Staff Overall record as a head varsity coach: 70 –37
2000 – Present – LaGrange High School – Athletic Director
2002 – 2003 – President of the Georgia Athletic Directors Association
2003 – Present – LaGrange High School – Head Ninth Grade Coach

Family: Coach Russell is married to the former Ida Hudson of LaGrange. Their family also includes five children: Mandy, 26; Davis, 24; Murphy, 19; Henry, 17; and Fred, 14.

Jay is also the son of late and legendary GA Southern and UGA Defensive Coordinator Erk Russell.

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