A veteran of 125 AFL games for Carlton and Collingwood, Jordan Russell featured in Footscray’s 2014 and 2016 VFL Premierships while juggling playing and coaching commitments at the club.

Promoted to assistant coach at the Western Bulldogs for the 2019 season, Russell moved into a midfield coaching role in 2020.

Initially a development coach for the Bulldogs, Russell brings 15 years of experience within the AFL system to his role as assistant coach at North Melbourne, continuing as midfield coach in 2022.