Russell returning to South Pontotoc

He has 701 career wins.

Posted: Jun 21, 2019 5:44 PM
Updated: Jun 21, 2019 8:53 PM

SPRINGVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - It turns out Bill Russell's retirement only lasted a few months.

South Pontotoc officials say Russell will return next season as girls' head basketball coach. Russell had announced his retirement at the end of last season.

School officials say Russell will be a part-time teacher in addition to his coaching duties.

Russell led his alma mater to the Class 3A state quarterfinals in 2019. He has 701 career victories and has won state championships at Senatobia (1997) and Pontotoc (2012).

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