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South Pontotoc's Bill Russell retiring

He spent 30 seasons in coaching, the last two at his alma mater.

Posted: Feb 28, 2019 3:40 PM
Updated: Feb 28, 2019 10:54 PM

SPRINGVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - South Pontotoc girls head basketball coach Bill Russell is retiring, the school confirmed on Thursday.

Russell has been in coaching for 30 years, including the last two at his alma mater. He led the Lady Cougars to a 28-5 record and the Class 3A quarterfinals this season.

Russell owns 701 career victories and two state championships - at Senatobia in 1997 and at Pontotoc in 2012.

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