MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has announced the death of the school’s longtime former men’s basketball coach and athletic director Russ Reilly; he died Wednesday, July 24.
Reilly worked fulltime for the Middlebury College athletics department for 29 years. In the year before his 2006 retirement, he returned to coaching men’s basketball as a volunteer assistant and continued in that role for the past 13 seasons.
“Russ was a pillar of the college and local communities because of his huge heart and equally big smile and laugh,” said Middlebury Director of Athletics Erin Quinn.
“He set the...