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Russ Young Leadership and Achievement Award



The Russ Young Leadership and Achievement Award was established in 2009 in honor of Russ Young, head football coach at UW Oshkosh from 1963 to 1976.  Coach Young left a legacy of leadership and commitment to excellence, both on and off the field.  He embraced the values of fair competition, mentoring others, leading by example, and leaving a positive impact on student athletes at UW Oshkosh long after they left the playing field.

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated the ideals of Russ Young’s legacy through their record of accomplishments in their career or cause, community involvement, moral character, and positive contributions to the world of sports.

Criteria for Selection

The award recipient must be a former UW Oshkosh football player or coach who left the University more than 10 years ago.

The recipient will be selected from the following criteria: life-long sports involvement, career achievements, community service, meaningful contributions to the advancement of the football program, and character.

Current Titan Touchdown Club Board members are not eligible for consideration.

Nomination Process

Anyone can nominate a candidate by completing a nomination form online or in writing and submitting it to: The Titan Touchdown Club, c/o UW Oshkosh Department of Athletics, UW Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI  54901.

Letters of recommendation in support of a person’s candidacy are encouraged.  Deadline for submissions is Dec.1 each year. All information is gathered and placed in the candidate’s folder for review by the UW Oshkosh Titan Touchdown Club Board of Directors. Board members may conduct additional research and/or request more information from the nominator or candidate to support the nomination request.

Selection Process

The UW Oshkosh TTC Board of Directors is responsible for reviewing the nominations and any supporting materials submitted for each candidate.  Selection will be based on established criteria. Decision of the board is confidential until the recipient has been contacted.