The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will celebrate the success of former Titans football head coach Russ Young with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and banquet April 2.
At 4:30 p.m., guests will gather at the new Russ Young Football Complex at J. J. Keller Field in Oshkosh Sports Complex’s Titan Stadium, 450 Josslyn Ave., followed by a dedication banquet in Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom, 748 Algoma Blvd. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m.
LeRoy Butler, formerly of the Green Bay Packers, will be the guest speaker. Past UW Oshkosh players and coaches will reflect on their time with the late Russ Young, who coached the Titans from 1963 to 1976.
“Russ Young was the most successful football coach at UW Oshkosh, having won three conference championships,” said John Morelli ’87, Titan Touchdown Club president. “He was a leader, a mentor and a friend to those who played for him.”
The evening also will include the inaugural presentation of the Russ Young Leadership and Achievement Award to Jim Jaeger ’65, a one-time Titans quarterback who played for Young. The award honors former UW Oshkosh football players or coaches who have demonstrated the ideals of Russ Young’s legacy through his or her career accomplish-ments, community involvement, moral character and positive contributions to the world of sports.
Parking will be available at no charge in Lot 15, across from Reeve Union on Algoma Boulevard, and Lot 34 on Elmwood Avenue.
Registration is due March 27. The cost to attend is $55 per person or $450 per table seating nine. Checks should be made payable to UW Oshkosh Foundation and sent — along with names of those attending — to UW Oshkosh Touchdown Club, Russ Young Banquet, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901.