Kim Russell enters her first season as the head women's lacrosse coach at Oberlin College in 2019.
Last year, Russell served as the Director of Girls Lacrosse at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where she oversaw the program and served as head coach for its inaugural 2017-18 varsity season. In addition, Russell managed the program's camp business.
Prior to her time at IMG Academy, Russell was the first-ever women's lacrosse coach at Baldwin Wallace University where she led the Yellow Jackets to the Ohio Athletic Conference finals in three of her four years at the helm. Under her guidance, BW posted a 46-21 overall record and a .687 winning percentage. The 2017 Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, Russell instructed multiple All-OAC selections and IWLCA Great Lakes Region honorees. Additionally, her players excelled in the classroom as she mentored CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-Americans and IWLCA Academic Honor Roll selections.
Before her tenure at BW, Russell held coaching roles with various club programs in the Cleveland area. She took on her first head coaching position in 1996 when she became the first head coach in the history of Magnificat High School in Rocky River, Ohio.
Russell was an NCAA Division I lacrosse and field hockey student-athlete at the College of William & Mary where she earned all-region and all-conference before graduating with a degree in business management.