Russell Springmann

Russell Springmann (born September 24, 1969)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
Current conference: Summit League
Oral Roberts record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record: 0-0 (.000)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Oral Roberts
2018-2023 Oral Roberts (asst)
2017-2018 Oklahoma City Thunder (scout)
2015-2017 San Diego (asst)
2001-2015 Texas (asst)
1998-2001 Texas (admin)
1996-1998 Florida (admin)
1990-1992 Salisbury State (asst)

Russell Springmann Facts

  • Russell Springmann
  • Born September 24, 1969
  • Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Alma Mater: Salisbury University (BA, 1990)
  • The MD-native played at D-III Salisbury (MD) for four years for long-time head coach Ward Lambert; was a two-time team captain
  • Started his coaching career right after graduation, spending two seasons at his alma mater as one of Lambert’s assistants
    • Served as head boys’ basketball coach at Mardela HS (MD) from 1992-96, earning two conference COY honors
  • Worked in administrative roles with the Florida (under Billy Donovan) and Texas (under Rick Barnes) programs
  • Became an assistant coach at Texas in 2001, spending the next fourteen years in that capacity (seventeen total with the program)
    • Part of 16 NCAA Tournaments at UT, including five Sweet Sixteens and the Longhorns’ 2004 NCAA Final Four run
    • Involved in recruiting and developing a number of future NBA players, including Kevin Durant, T.J. Ford, Avery Bradley, Tristan Thompson, Cory Josep, D.J. Augustin, LaMarcus Aldridge, P.J. Tucker, Daniel Gibson, Jordan Hamilton, Dexter Pittman, Damion James, plus many more Longhorns’ standouts
  • After Barnes was let go in 2015, Springmann headed west to join Lamont Smith‘s staff at San Diego; worked at USD for two years
    • Briefly worked as a scout in the Oklahoma City Thunder organization, thanks to his long-time friend Sam Presti (GM at OKC)
  • Hired in 2018 to be an assistant at Oral Roberts, working under head coach Paul Mills for the next five seasons
    • Helped recruit and develop ORU star Max Abmas, who led the Eagles to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2021 as a 15-seed and back to the Big Dance in 2023 after winning the Summit League title with a perfect 18-0 record
  • In March 2023, Mills left for Wichita State and ORU promoted Springmann to head coach of the Golden Eagles

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