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Bill Russo
Sport(s)Football
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1980
1981–1999
Wagner
Lafayette
Head coaching record
Overall118–113–4
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Patriot League Champions (1988, 1992, 1994)
Awards
Eddie Robinson Award (1988)
ECAC Coach of the Year (1981)
AFCA Kodak Coach of the Year (1981)
Lafayette's all-time winningest coach

Bill Russo was the head college football coach for Wagner College (1978–1980) and Lafayette College (1981–1999). In 23 seasons as a head coach, Russo compiled a 118–113–4 overall record.[1] In 1988, 1992 and 1994 Russo coached the Lafayette Leopards to outright Patriot League conference titles. Russo was named the 1988 Eddie Robinson Award winner, which is given annually to the nation's top coach in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA).

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Wagner Seahawks (Division III Independent) (1978–1980)
1978 Wagner 2–8
1979 Wagner 5–5
1980 Wagner 8–2
Lafayette Leopards (Division I-AA Independent) (1981–1985)
1981 Lafayette 9–2
1982 Lafayette 7–3
1983 Lafayette 6–5
1984 Lafayette 5–5
1985 Lafayette 6–5
Lafayette Leopards (Patriot League) (1986–1999)
1986 Lafayette 6–5
1987 Lafayette 4–7
1988 Lafayette 8–2–1 1st
1989 Lafayette 5–5
1990 Lafayette 4–7
1991 Lafayette 6–5
1992 Lafayette 8–3 1st
1993 Lafayette 5–4–2
1994 Lafayette 5–6 1st
1995 Lafayette 4–6–1
1996 Lafayette 5–5
1997 Lafayette 3–8
1998 Lafayette 3–8
1999 Lafayette 4–7
Total: 118–113–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.

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