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Russ McCarthy -  - University of New Mexico Lobos Athletics

Russ McCarthy


Assistant Director of Athletic Performance (M&WTEN, MGolf, VB, XC/T&F)



Russ McCarthy, who previously worked with the Lobos’ performance staff from 2006-09, returned to UNM in August 2021. He works directly with the women’s volleyball, men’s & women’s cross country/track & field, men’s & women’s tennis and men’s golf programs.

McCarthy, an Albuquerque native, returns to the Land of Enchantment with a litany of past experience with a variety of olympic sports at the highest levels. He previously served as a strength coach at Iowa and the USOC and has spent six years coaching olympic weightlifting for athletes representing the USA, Dominican Republic and Colombia. Other sports he has overseen include collegiate women’s soccer, nordic skiing and men’s basketball as well as olympic rugby, cycling/BMX, field hockey, wheelchair tennis, paralympic track and cerebral palsy soccer.