Athletic Director

Russell Thompson

Thompson is the head football coach and Athletic Director for Cisco College. Thompson started his coaching career at East Central University serving as the running backs coach in 1997-98. He spent the 1999 season coaching at Sulphur High School, in Sulphur, Oklahoma for Head Coach Jim Dixon. Thompson then spent four seasons at Kilgore College coaching the running backs from 2000-03. He spent the 2004 season at West Texas A&M University coaching the defensive line, before returning to the junior college ranks as defensive line coach at Garden City CC in 2005-06. He returned to Kilgore College in 2007-10 as Defensive Coordinator, helping the Rangers reach the playoffs in every season.  

Prior to joining the Cisco College staff, Thompson served as DC for Tyler Jr College from 2011-16. Thompson is an East Texas native, graduating from Jacksonville High School. Thompson is married to his wife, Susan, of 21 years and has a daughter named Rebecca, 10.