Russ graduated from Obion County Central High School in 2005 before receiving B.S. in Exercise Science and Wellness from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2010. He earned his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy 4 years later at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Russ currently resides in Union City, along with his wife, Kristin, and their 3 year old son, Connor. He is a long-standing member of Second Baptist Church in Union City. Russ has been a Physical Therapist at The Sideline since December of 2017.