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Old 04-26-18, 03:02 PM
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Frank Russo era at La Salle coming to a close

The Frank Russo era of coaching XC and track and field at La Salle will officially be coming to a close in a few weeks....they eliminated his job and he won't be returning to coach without a job to support his family. Unpopular decision to say the least to see him treated this way by a school who he has devoted over 30 plus years to but hey, he does deserve a thread to say good luck moving forward.
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Old 04-26-18, 09:20 PM
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What position? Teaching?
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Old 04-26-18, 09:27 PM
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What position? Teaching?
Assistant AD. I think he retired from teaching a couple of years ago.
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It's all a hoax
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Old 04-26-18, 10:46 PM
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Stop with the passive aggressive post. What I said is fact. Anything you care to add in addition to what I said? A hoax because Tankersley is hiring his friend as a replacement?
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Old 04-26-18, 10:58 PM
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So now it's not nepotism like it was with you, but it's cronyism with Russo. Karma caught up with your perpetrator, but the question now is will karma take care of this also down the road.

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Old 04-27-18, 08:25 AM
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So now it's not nepotism like it was with you, but it's cronyism with Russo. Karma caught up with your perpetrator, but the question now is will karma take care of this also down the road.
That question being answered remains to be seen but one thing is certain; Cross Country and Track at the school will never recover. Never.
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Ode to Frank Russo. He graduated from OSU in 1983 and La Salle is where he has done all his coaching since graduation. Here are the his staggering totals from his coaching career at La Salle.

Track and Field Team Championships

GCL Championships: 1992, 1993, 1994 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
District Championships: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011,2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
Regional Championships: 1993, 1994, 2008
State Runner-up: 2008
State Championships: 1994, 2011

Cross Country Team Championships

GCL Championships: 1992, 1993, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008
District Championships: 1992, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010
Regional Championships: 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010
State Runner-up: 1986, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004
State Championships: 2005, 2006

Track and Field Individual Champions

GCL: 335
Sectional: 17
District: 142
Regional: 42
State: 15
All State (scorers on podium): 87

Cross Country Individual Champions


GCL: 17
District: 14
Regional: 5
State: 4
All State (individuals on podium at state): 19

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Ode to Frank Russo. He graduated from OSU in 1983 and La Salle is where he has done all his coaching since graduation. Here are the his staggering totals from his coaching career at La Salle.

Track and Field Team Championships

GCL Championships: 1992, 1993, 1994 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
District Championships: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011,2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
Regional Championships: 1993, 1994, 2008
State Runner-up: 2008
State Championships: 1994, 2011

Cross Country Team Championships

GCL Championships: 1992, 1993, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008
District Championships: 1992, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010
Regional Championships: 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010
State Runner-up: 1986, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004
State Championships: 2005, 2006

Track and Field Individual Champions

GCL: 335
Sectional: 17
District: 142
Regional: 42
State: 15
All State (scorers on podium): 87

Cross Country Individual Champions


GCL: 17
District: 14
Regional: 5
State: 4
All State (individuals on podium at state): 19
And to top if off-this decision to move on from him came from three people whom are all new to fairly new to La Salle within the past 2 to 4 years (Pantling, Marshall & Tankersley).
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Old 04-27-18, 08:56 PM
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So we are clear....Russo is not retiring from coaching nor was that his intention. You will see him somewhere else next year working and coaching.

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Old 04-28-18, 08:26 AM
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So we are clear....Russo is not retiring from coaching nor was that his intention. You will see him somewhere else next year working and coaching.
Where will he go? His alma mater? Another GCL school? One of the big suburban schools (Mason, the Lakotas, etc)? A smaller school?

It seems very reminiscent of 5 years ago when Magnificat pushed out its highly successful XC and track coach - parents felt she was too demanding, and the administration caved. She landed at the smaller private school in town where she and her husband, who is a very knowledgeable sprint coach, are gradually building that program.
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