Russell Warfield is in his fourth year as a volunteer assistant coach at Nebraska in 2017-18. Warfield assists with the Huskers' floor choreography, tailoring each routine toward the specific athlete. NU is known nationally and throughout the Big Ten for its outgoing floor routines.
Warfield was instrumental in helping the Huskers to a seventh-place finish in 2017. He aided Ashley Lambert in capturing second-team All-America honors with her explosive and fun-filled floor routine in 2017.
In 2016, Warfield helped lead the Huskers to another NCAA Championships appearance, as the Huskers finished eighth overall. He also helped guide Hollie Blanske, who was known for a powerful floor routine, to second-team All-America honors on floor exercise.
In Warfield's first season with NU, he helped coach Blanske to first-team All-America recognition on floor, while Ashley Lambert captured second-team All-America honors on floor.
Warfield's background includes coaching and a lifetime of beautiful choreography and performing at multiple levels. A former collegiate gymnast, he boasts experience in coaching gymnasts at various clubs, universities, camps and clinics across the country. Warfield spent many years as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Georgia as well as a year with UCLA. He has taught at multiple training camps including Woodward, Flipfest and Junior Olympic national training camps. He has choreographed some of the nation's best, including various J.O. national champions, 11 floor champions, Olympic, World Championships and Pan American Games competitors.
Warfield is a native of Middletown, Ohio, and attended Ball State University.