Russ Rogers
Personal information
Birth nameRussell Rogers
Born (1939-01-09) January 9, 1939 (age 85)
Country United States
Medal record
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 1967 Winnipeg 400 m hurdles
Bronze medal – third place 1963 São Paulo 400 m hurdles

Russell Rogers (born January 9, 1939) is an American former athletics competitor and coach.[1]

Rogers, a specialist hurdler, won a bronze medal in the 400 meters hurdles at the 1963 Pan American Games in São Paulo, which he bettered with a silver in the same event at the 1967 Pan American Games in Winnipeg.[2]

From 1978 to 1986, Rogers was the track and field coach of Fairleigh Dickinson University.[3]

In 1988 he was sprint coach for the US Olympic track and field team in Seoul, which famously included Carl Lewis.[4]

Between 1989 and 2006, Rogers coached athletics at Ohio State University. He earned Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1992 and 1993 when he led Ohio State to consecutive Big Ten outdoor titles.[5]


  1. ^ "True Amateurism Commands High Price". Lansing State Journal. July 24, 1968.
  2. ^ "Only Gold Winner For Canada". The Ottawa Journal. August 2, 1967.
  3. ^ "Russ Rogers (2007) - FDU Hall of Fame". FDU Knights Athletics.
  4. ^ "Lewis, coach kiss and make up". The Press Democrat. September 20, 1988.
  5. ^ "Longtime OSU track coach retiring". Dayton Daily News. June 7, 2006.