Philip Russell has been a lifelong, multi-sport athlete. He competed in soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming, and track & field through middle school and high school. His formal introduction to volleyball competition came in college, where he competed in the NECVL (New England Collegiate Volleyball League) as an Outside & Right Side Hitter for Eastern Connecticut State University.
After college, Philip continued to develop as a volleyball player, competing at a high level in Indoor, Grass, and Beach tournaments and leagues throughout New England and beyond including USAV, Yankee, and Maine State Volleyball Association. More recently, he has coached at various schools and clubs including Saint Mary Academy, E.O. Smith High School, Bates College, and Seacoast Juniors Volleyball Club. He holds USAV certification for IMPACT (indoor), Beach IMPACT, and SafeSport.