Derrick Russell is new basketball coach at Beaumont
Beaumont School has hired Derrick Russell as its new varsity basketball coach.
“We are excited to have Derrick on board and are thrilled about the expertise he will bring to our athletic program,” said Matthew Robinson, Beaumont’s athletic director.
Russell, who began his new job on Oct. 28, comes to Beaumont from the men’s basketball program at Case Western Reserve University, where he spent the past six seasons as an assistant coach, focusing on the defensive side of the game.
Russell worked as a coach at Wiley Middle School during the 2013–14 season, and has been an assistant coach at the high school level. He worked at Cleveland Heights High School from 2000 to 2004, and was assistant coach when the men’s varsity team made the state final four during the 2002–03 season. He later coached at Warrensville Heights High School, 2004–08.
A four-year starter for the men’s basketball team at Canisius College, Russell was named as an honorable mention on Canisius College’s All-Century Team.
Rick Haase is director of public relations and marketing at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights, a Catholic School in the Ursuline tradition, educating women for life, leadership and service.