Russell Carr returns to Westbury Christian as athletic director

Posted by Westbury Christian Wildcats on Mar 04 2019 at 11:54AM PST

Head of School Michael D. White announced February 27th that Russell Carr will return to Westbury Christian School as athletic director.

Carr – a former Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Coach of the Year – previously served as the WCS athletic director from 2006-2012, as well as head boys basketball coach from 2006-2013. Prior to assuming the role of athletic director and head coaching responsibilities for the Wildcat boys basketball team, Carr’s first coaching position was as the girls basketball head coach at WCS from 2001-2006. His basketball teams at WCS appeared consistently in the TAPPS State Final Four in the school’s enrollment-based classification between 2001-2013, with the girls winning the title in 2001-2002 and the boys taking the top spot in 2008-2009, 2009-2010, and 2012-2013.

Unlike in his past role as athletic director, Carr will not have coaching responsibility for any of the 14 varsity sports programs at WCS. He will work instead with all WCS coaches and student-athletes to set the tone and goals for the school’s athletic activities, along with overseeing other day-to-day administrative responsibilities for the athletic department.

“As a strong Christian who lives out his faith and a coach with a wealth of experience, Russell Carr is well-equipped to inspire our coaches and student-athletes to excellence, which we strive toward in everything we do at Westbury Christian,” said Michael D. White, head of school. “I am excited that the Carr family is coming back ‘home’ to help us enhance the impact we have among our school community, and beyond, for the Kingdom of God.”

Carr was most recently the head boys basketball coach at Guntersville High School in Guntersville, Ala., where he was named Marshall County Coach of the Year in both 2016 and 2017. Prior to that, he was head boys basketball coach at St. Pius X High School in Houston for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.

Carr holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala., and he has taught Algebra and history courses in addition to his coaching roles in the past. He and his wife Shara have three children, a daughter and two sons.