Russell Mackey is entering his first season as the Anderson University women's lacrosse head coach.
Mackey spent the last 14 seasons as the girl's lacrosse head coach at Mount Notre Dame High School in Cincinnati. During that time, Mackey led the Cougars to eight Greater Girls Catholic League (GGCL) titles, while putting together a 194-47 record. The Cougars earned four Elite 8 appearances and one Final Four appearance in the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Division I Tournament. Mackey was named the GGCL Coach of the Year eight times. He was also selected as the Cincinnati Enquirer Girl's Lacrosse Division I Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2018.
Mackey also spent the last three seasons as head coach of the Under Armour All-American Midwest Team, which was composed of the top players and coaches in a 15-state region. He was also a head coach for one of the four showcase teams during the U.S. Lacrosse All-American Showcase in 2012 in which his team won the showcase. In 2019, Mackey coached the all-state Ohio team in the U.S. Lacrosse Women's National Tournament, which finished undefeated in their division. He also led the Ohio all-state team during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
During the 2017 season, Mackey served as an assistant coach with the Xavier University women's lacrosse club program.
Mackey helped co-found the Cincy Royals club girls program in 2012 and spent seven seasons as the head coach. During that time, 40 players went on to play at the collegiate level.
Mackey graduated from Babson College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Communication. He then earned a Master of Business degree in General Administration in Marketing with University of Maryland University College.
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