Coach Bob Russell - Girls Basketball

Coach Bob Russell Coach Bob Russell taught business at Kennett High from 1970-99 and was involved in a wide range of athletics. He coached junior varsity boys basketball from 1970-79; girls varsity basketball from 1980-96; junior varsity baseball from 1987-96; and also filmed for Kennett football, was also a clock keeper for football games, and the radio announcer for varsity football games.  It was as the girl's varsity coach that Russell built one of the premier programs in the Granite State. He led the Eagles to their one and only Class I State Championship in 1989 and took three other teams (1988, 1992 and 1993) to the prestigious Final Four. Russell was named Class I Coach of the Year in 1988 and 1989.  In 2006, Kennett changed the name of the girl's basketball award to the Russ Award in his honor.  Coach Russell who lived in Conway with Betty, his wife, is the third member of his family enshrined into the Kennett High School Sports Hall of Fame, joining former Eagle baske

Karl "Crush" Seidenstuecker

Karl "Crush" Seidenstuecker  Karl “Crush” Seidenstuecker was born in Winsted, Conn. on August 6, 1914.  Son of a Lutheran minister, Karl grew up in Torrington, Conn., where he excelled in three sports; football, basketball, and baseball.  While a student at Torrington High School, he played on a state championship football team and he earned all-state honors in both football and basketball.  After graduating from Torrington High School in 1932, he entered the Stearns School to prepare for his entry into Dartmouth College in the fall of 1934.  At Dartmouth, “Crush” made the football and basketball teams, graduating from the Handover, NH institution in 1938. “Crush” came directly to Kennett High School from Dartmouth in the fall of 1938 to become a teacher of social studies and history, as well as assistant coach in football, basketball, and baseball working with Sam Fuller who as a graduate of Kennett and Bates College was serving his high school as head coach of football, bas