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Russ Springmann

Assistant Coach Oral Roberts Men's Basketball

About

Russell Springmann joined ORU as an assistant coach in 2018 following one year with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Springmann brings more than 20 years of experience to the ORU program, having spent 17 years on staff with Rick Barnes at Texas and two years at San Diego as a coach.

As part of the program, Springmann has helped the Golden Eagles to a magical run in 2020-21, making them the first 15 Seed in tournament history to make the NCAA Sweet 16 after defeating No. 2 seed Ohio State and No. 7 seed Florida. ORU also claimed its first Summit League tournament championship since 2008 with the help of Coach Springmann, and closed the 2021 season leading the NCAA in 3-pointers made per game (11.1) and free-throw percentage (82.1), while having the 14th-highest-scoring offense in the nation (81.1).

As an assistant at Texas for 14 years, Springmann helped the Longhorns to a 334-149 record; including 13 NCAA Tournament appearances and five Sweet 16 showings. Springmann was key in recruiting, being successful in adding stars such as TJ Ford and Kevin Durant to the program.

Springmann is a graduate of Salisbury State (1990) with a bachelor's degree in physical education. Coach Springmann and his wife, Neissa, have a son, Durant, and one daughter, Malaine.