Dean Russell is originally from South Africa but he is pleased to now call Charlottesville home. He began his professional career in 2008, won a bronze at the Junior Under-19 National Tournament and was awarded Most Improved Player of the Year by Squash SA, all the while serving as head coach at the Christian Boys College. Two years later, just 21 years old, Dean accepted the position of Club Manager and Head Squash Pro at the Old Edwardian Club in Johannesburg, South Africa. After a stint in northwest England and London, he moved to the U.S. in 2012, where he served as Assistant Squash Pro at the Philadelphia Squash Club.
Dean has eight years coaching experience with juniors and adults of all levels from beginner to advanced players from across the globe and is a Level 2 England Squash Certified Coach. His high level of coaching, his ability to connect with players of all skill level and his professionalism make Dean a dynamic and sought after teacher. Dean is available for private lessons as well as junior and adult group clinics.