Scholarship to honor father of Tech coach

Coach Russ Morrell

A scholarship for South Dakota high school students has been set up in honor of Russ Morrell, the father of Montana Tech head football coach Chuck Morrell.

Russ Morrell died of a heart attack while fishing in Alaska late last month. The Coach Russ Morrell Scholarsip was created to honor the late coach’s “unmatched optimism and incredible resourcefulness” that inspired his¬†students and players.

Russ Morrell was a long-time teacher and high school coach in South Dakota. Chuck Morrell said his father was his “hero.”

“He was a legend,” said Chuck Morrell, who will begin his fourth season with the Orediggers when his team takes on Montana Western in Dillon on Saturday. “To learn from that type of man is so unbelievable.”

For more on the Coach Russ Morrell Scholarship or to make a donation, click here.

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