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Sylvia Russell Season 2023

Sylvia Russell
Assistant Coach
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Alma Mater
Mississippi St. (2020)

LSU track and field Head Coach Dennis Shaver announced the hiring of Sylvia Russell as an assistant coach on September 15, 2023.

Russell joins the staff as an assistant coach for the women’s and men’s track and field and cross-country teams. She will be helping to improve the distance squad alongside assistant coach Houston Franks.

Russell graduated from Mississippi State in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and soon followed it up in 2022 with a master’s of science in food science, nutrition, and health promotion. While studying there, the Ajax, Ontario, Canada, native competed for the Bulldogs in track & field and cross country.

After earning her first master’s degree she went to West Virginia to compete for the Mountaineers and complete her second master’s degree in public administration in 2023.

Russell was an USTFCCCA All-Academic member and a perennial SEC Honor Roll member during her collegiate career. She held personal-best times of 17:13.6 (5k) and 20:38.2 (6k) in college.