RUSSELL D. OLIVER (Deceased)
Inducted: August 17, 1985 in Elkhart, IN
Date of Birth: July 20, 1910 in Pontiac, MI
High School Attended: Pontiac Graduated: 1929
High School Honors: Lettered in football, basketball, and baseball; attended and graduated from Culver Military Academy 1931; played on undefeated football team 1930; voted by cadets "Best All-Around Athlete."
College Attended: University of Michigan Graduated: 1935
College Honors: Only fifth man in UM history to win 9 letters in 3 years of varsity competition; starting fullback on 1932 Big Ten Champions and 1933 National Champions; captain of baseball team.
Coaching Experience: Coached three sports at Culver Military Academy - football 1935-1968, basketball 1935-1961, baseball 1935-1961; football team undefeated in 1936 and 1958.
Coaching Honors: Coached 100 victories in three sports - football 138-80-4, basketball 211-137, baseball 105-76; had a total of 454 victories, 293 losses, and 4 ties.
Special Recognition: Named Alumni Director of CMA in 1961 and served in that capacity until 1974; Major in US Army, serving in the South Pacific 1942-1946.
Family: Wife, Myra; children, Bruce and Russell II.
Major Oliver passed away on December 19, 1974.