The Hendrix College athletic department appointed Kristi Crowley as the women's lacrosse coach for the Hendrix Warriors, announced director of athletics Amy Weaver.

"We feel very fortunate to have been able to find a coach of coach Crowley's caliber to lead our women's lacrosse program," Weaver said. "coach Crowley is a proven recruiter who will be able to continue the grow the excitement around the program by engaging our current student-athletes as well as spreading the reputation of Hendrix and our women's lacrosse program with future recruits."

Before coming to Hendrix, Crowley served as the women's lacrosse coach for Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.

In addition to being the lacrosse coach, she also assisted with game management and was a physical education professor, as well.

Crowley managed games for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons for Westminster College.

Crowley was also coach of Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, for the 2015 season.

She developed relationships with club and high school coaches, organized and arranged recruiting visits, managed programs budget, and also organized season games for the 2016-17 year.

In 2014-15, Crowley served as the graduate assistant women's lacrosse coach at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, while also assisting with compliance and game management, as well.

Crowley's coaching career originated 2013-14 when she obtained an assistant coach position with Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. 

Her coaching duties include recruiting and developing the goalies, one of which achieved honorable mention in the Empire 8 Conference that year, implementing daily practice plans, aiding in game preparation daily, assisting in film breakdown and facilitating game tape exchange/assisting with film breakdown.

Crowley received her B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, in May 2013 and completed her counseling master's program from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, in 2015.

Russ Phillips named offensive line coach, strength and conditioning coordinator

Russ Phillips enters his first year working at Hendrix as the offensive line coach and strength and conditioning coordinator for the Warriors, announced director of athletics Amy Weaver. 

"We're excited to have coach Phillips to be a part of our staff," Warriors football coach Buck Buchanan said. "Coach Phillips' son, Colton, was one of our top receiver recruits this past year. After developing a relationship with coach Phillips during the recruitment of Colton, it was kind of like a natural feel that this are two guys who need to be a part of our family at Hendrix; more than just Colton coming to play. Obviously, we had a few staff changes late in the year so that gave us the opportunity to approach coach Phillips about coming on board and I'm very excited about him joining us. He brings a lot of coaching experience and knowledge. Coach Phillips played and coached with Ronnie Gauge before and I respect coach Gage immensely." 

Phillips played for the Southern Arkansas University (SAU) Muleriders from 1991 to 1995 where he also met his wife, Heidi.

Following his college playing days, the two moved to Texas.

Phillips started out at Lewisville High School and spent 13 years there; serving as the offensive coordinator for the last four seasons there.

Following his days at Lewisville High School, coach Phillips received a head coaching opportunity at Ponder, Texas, a small 2-A school.

He coached there three years before obtaining a coaching position at Denton Guyer High School in Denton, Texas.

In just his first season at Denton Guyer, Phillips helped lead the Wildcats to its second-straight 4A Division I Texas State Championship after a 31-14 victory over Brennan High School in the title game.

In his three seasons at Denton Guyer, Phillips served as the wide receivers coach, boys track coach, and was the assistant strength and conditioning coordinator.

Following his days at Denton Guyer, Phillips ended up at Southlake Carroll High School for the past two seasons.

Phillips' duties included coaching the running backs and serving as the strength and conditioning director.

He also worked with sprinters and relays in track & field at Southlake Carroll.

In addition to his successful playing career at SAU, Phillips also received his B.S. in Kinesiology.