BS Sports Management 2014
M.Ed College Counseling & Student Development 2018
Coach Nate Russell has been a member of Canyonside Cages coaching staff since 2013. A San Diego Native, Coach Nate grew up playing in Valley de Oro and Eastlake little league while playing for travel teams such as the San Diego Stars, Del Mar Powerhouse, and the California Lookouts. Nate graduated from Westview high school under the tutelage of Coach Patrick Edwards and went on to pitch for Eastern Nazarene College notably absorbing information from Matt Kutt (Santa Fe Christian/SD City) and Juan Rivera (Gordon College/Antionelli Baseball).
Coach Nate began coaching with the California lookouts in 2007 and continued throughout 2010. Coach Nate has been at Canyonside since 2013 and has worked with pitchers and hitters of all levels from professional and college players to youth starting out.
Played at Pepperdine University (2013-2015) as a switch-hitting second baseman. Helped the team to 2 conference championships, 2 regional championships, and 1 superregional. Earned all conference honors for all 3 years and was an All American for two seasons. 7th round pick to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim where he played shortstop, second base and third base.