Russell Anderson has been a familiar face on the football sidelines in the Golden Circle for almost two decades, and after a long and successful career as one of the top coaches in the area, Anderson has decided to retire.
He spent the last 18 years coaching teams from Wortham, Kerens and Hubbard, but Anderson announced this week that he is stepping down as Hubbard’s head football coach for a new chapter in his life.
“I’ve coached for 30 years,”said Anderson, who was an assistant before taking his first head coaching job at Wortham. “There comes a point in time when you re-evaluate where you are.
“Right now I’m looking at pursuing retirement, but like any coach, who knows what might happen.
“I might end up coaching part time or doing something else. I might be driving an Uber a year from now,” he joked.
Anderson, 54, had success wherever he coached and has a career record of 120-73 after coaching five years at Wortham, eight years at Kerens and five years at Hubbard.
His teams reached the playoffs 14 of his 18 seasons.