Coach Bio

Allison Russell
College - Tulsa
Allison Russell is going into her third season with the Tulsa Shock. She is originally from Tulsa and graduated from East Central High School in 2000. She earned her Bachelor degree in Athletic Training at the University of Tulsa (TU), in 2004. While at TU, she worked with their football, womenís soccer, womenís basketball, and menís and womenís track and field programs.

Following her graduation form TU, Russell was offered a Graduate Assistant in the Sports Medicine Department at Oral Roberts University (ORU) in Tulsa in the fall of 2004. While at ORU, she began her masters in Public School Administration, while working also with ORUís womenís soccer and womenís basketball programs. Russell was hired as the Director of Sports Medicine at ORU in May of 2005. She oversaw the Sports Medicine Department and continued to work primarily with womenís basketball and womenís soccer.

In July 2008, Russell took a Clinical Athletic Trainer with STI: Physical Therapy and Rehab in Phoenix, Ariz. While with STI, she assisted therapists in daily care of all patients. In 2011, she returned to Tulsa to join the Tulsa Shock staff midway through the season. She returned to STI following the completion of the 2011 season. Russell returned to the Tulsa Shock for the 2012 season and went back to STI in Phoenix immediately following. In November 2012, she began working for Phoenix Fire Physical Therapy in Phoenix, Ariz.

In March 2014, Russell returned to become a full-time member of the Tulsa Shock Staff as Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Basketball Operations.


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