Q&A: Coach Russell Reichenbach


Ben Prengler

Coach Reichenbach is in the middle of his 7th year of teaching, and is hoping to improve the lives of his students and players.

Katie Curry, Sports Reporter

In his seventh year of teaching and his third year with the district, head baseball coach Russell Reichenbach sat down with The Red Ledger’s Katie Curry who got to know him in the following Q&A:

The Red Ledger: How long have you been a teacher?

Reichenbach: “This is my 7th full year. I taught at L.D. Bell High School and here at Lovejoy.”

The Red Ledger: What do you do outside of school?

Reichenbach: “Hang out with my kids, my wife and kids. If I’m lucky, I get to go play golf. Most of it is hanging out with the kids.”

The Red Ledger: What was your high school experience like?

Reichenbach: “It was awesome, I had a really good high school experience. Some frustrations here and there but the good experience I had, had a big reason as to why I am a teacher and coach today so hopefully I can play a small role in giving somebody else a good experience.”

The Red Ledger: What is your favorite thing about your life?

Reichenbach: “My family, my wife and kids. Especially my daughters, they changed my life.”

The Red Ledger: What is your favorite meal to eat?

Reichenbach: “Either Mexican food or a good steak.”

The Red Ledger: How did your baseball career go?

Reichenbach: “In high school I was a center-fielder and pitcher and did pretty well, pitching was probably my better of the two. I got offered to go to Baylor, pitched there for two years, went to UT Arlington where I finished playing, and then got to coaching.”

The Red Ledger: If the game winning play was in your hands, would you rather be in the batters box or out on the field making a defensive play?

Reichenbach: “As a pitcher, I would rather be out in the field pitching and hopefully getting the guy out.”

The Red Ledger: If you weren’t a teacher/coach what would you be?

Reichenbach: “I would like to be a professional golfer but I’m no where near good enough to do that. It would have to be something where I was dealing with people, not sitting in a cubicle all day.”

The Red Ledger: If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be?

Reichenbach: “Christian.”