Karl Lindholm: Becoming Russ Reilly

“Where so many of us are known for singular achievements or job titles, Russ was known for being Russ Reilly.” — Erin Quinn, Middlebury College Athletic Director Russ Reilly and I first met in 1962. Russ was an 18 year-old freshman at Bates College, playing on the jayvee basketball team, and I was a senior at Lewiston High School, right around the corner from Bates, playing on the basketball team there. The two teams always played an early season game, so Russ and I calculated, after the fact, that’s how ou … (read more)

Poetry: Announcer (in memory of Russ Reilly)

Russ Reilly, who among other things was a long-time announcer at Middlebury College football games, died July 24. A memorial service will be held at Mead Chapel on the Middlebury campus this Saturday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. For many years, Gary Margolis sat … (read more)

Karl Lindholm: Russ Reilly, coach of the ‘Bigs’

Editor’s note: Karl Lindholm met Russ Reilly in December 1962 when Russ played on the Bates College JV (Frosh) basketball and the Lewiston High team on which Karl played. They have been friends ever since and were colleagues for nearly 30 years at Middleb … (read more)

Former Middlebury AD Russ Reilly has died

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has announced the death of the school’s longtime former men’s basketball coach and athletic director Russ Reilly; he died Wednesday, July 24. Reilly worked fulltime for the Middlebury College athletics department for 29 yea … (read more)