Brint Russell leaving E. Rutherford to become boss at his alma mater
By CHRIS HOBBS
BLACK MOUNTAIN — Former Newton-Conover High head football coach Brint Russell is heading home.
Russell, most recently head football coach and athletic director at East Rutherford, has been named the new head football coach at Black Mountain Owen, his alma mater.
He was head football coach at Newton-Conover in 2012 and 2013, succeeding Nick Bazzle (now head coach at North Lincoln) in that position.
The Red Devils went 9-4 in 2012, sharing a Catawba Valley Athletic 2A title by going 6-1 in the conference. They were 2-9 the next season, finishing seventh in the CVAC 2A at 1-6.
Russell left Newton-Conover after the 2013 season with Matt Beam being hired as the next Red Devils head coach.