Meet Coach Robert Russ

Meet Coach Robert Russ

Where are you from?
Wauwatosa, Wis.

What city do you live in currently?

Wauwatosa, Wis.

How long have you lived in the Milwaukee area?
All my life

What school did you graduate from?

I went to University of Wisconsin - Green Bay my freshman year, then transferred to and graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin


What was your field of study?

Finance and Economics

Best playing memory?

Traveling to Madrid my sophomore year with FC Wisconsin (then FC Milwaukee) and playing at Real Madrid’s facility


Big or small family?
Three sisters

Do you have any pets?
Rusty, a Golden Doodle

Favorite soccer team?



Favorite soccer player?
Eden Hazard or Marcelo

Who’s better, Messi or Ronaldo?



Favorite professional coach?

Jürgen Koop


How long have you coached for?

Five years 


How long have you coached at FC?

This will be my third year


Are you full-time or part-time with FC?



What is your full-time job?

Junior Financial Advisor at Baird


Favorite sport to watch besides soccer?

Basketball ... Bucks in six!


Favorite thing to do in free time?
Try and learn new things and explore new places ... play guitar, ski, kayak, hunt, and run/hike trails


Who’s your favorite athlete?

Cameron Hanes, a professional bow hunter and ultra marathon runner


What was your first job? When did you have it?
Worked at a soccer shop in Wawatosa my freshman year of high school

Do you prefer to cook or eat out?

I like to find good places to eat and hangout, but also enjoy grilling out


What’s your favorite meal?

Grilled venison tenderloin

What is your favorite type of foreign food?

Greek, partially biased because I am part Greek and my mom makes the best Baklava


What is your favorite holiday and why?
Thanksgiving because all of the people I’m thankful for and the good food

Favorite TV Series?
Seinfeld or Peaky Blinders 


Favorite music artist?
Too difficult to choose one, but my favorites are Glass Animals, Alt J, Milky Chance, and Dave Matthews


Favorite time of the year and why?

Fall because my birthday is in October and all sorts of sports are going on; plus the mild temperatures/weather


Best city you’ve visited?
Denver, Col.