The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1943 Page: 130
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COACH LLOYD RUSSELL
Russell Takes Over As Eagle Mentor
When North Texas gridsters appeared in Eagle
Stadium September I to don their practice uniforms
for the first season workout, they were met by a
small, smiling new coach, Lloyd Russell.
Although Russell was a greenhorn at North Texas,
he was no new hand at the game. He had won fame
in high school as a stellar back, and at college carved
his name along with the other great players in the
annals of Baylor history by being named on the All-
Southwest team in his last two years of college
After graduation and a few seasons of pro baseball,
Russell went back to his alma mater to assist Morley
Jennings with the backfield duties. There, the former
"singing quarterback," as he was called in college
days, served as an assistant for three years. From
Baylor, in 1941, the new Eagle mentor went to St.
Mary's University to coach the Rattlers in a successful
When Russell took over the reins of North Texas'
football machine in 1942, he proceeded immediately,
with the help of Bill Cooper, former Eagle star, to
fashion a winning team. This he accomplished, for the
Eagles, under his skillful management, succeeded in
gaining a third-place standing in the Lone Star Con-
ference against stiff competition and luckless cir-
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