A source has told CF.C Eric Russell, who has specialized in special teams during his coaching career, is packing up his office at Tennessee to join Mike Leach in Pullman.
Russell spent the past two seasons as tight ends and special teams coach at Tennessee.
The 43-year-old Russell was special teams coordinator at Texas Tech in 2009, the last season for Leach at the school. Russell was a nominee for the 2009 Frank Broyles Awards honoring the nation's top assistant coaches.
A native of Idaho, Russell in his prep playing days was named the Idaho Offensive Player of the Year as a senior before earning all-conference honors at Spokane Falls Community College in 1986-87. He earned his bachelor's degree in public relations from Idaho in 1991.
Among his previous stops, he spent 13 seasons at North Texas, including five as the special teams coordinator.
Russell joins recruiting coordinator David Emerick, also a Texas Tech vet, and late of Arizona, among the known new members of Leach's staff at WSU.
Leach adds second known member of staff
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