Coordinator, Game Operations - Toronto Raptors Basketball Club, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

Honours Recreation and Sport Business, Tourism Option

Picture of Russell KovshoffIn his role, Russell is responsible for producing all entertainment for Toronto Raptors game nights including videos, on-court promotions, and scripting for game-night staff. Russell is responsible for managing part-time game-night staff and creating fun and engaging moments in Jurassic Park (Maple Leaf Square) during the playoff season.

Prior to his current role, Russell was the Coordinator, Brand for Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games. During his time in this role, Russell was responsible for supervising and training staff, planning and managing special events and mascot entertainment, social media strategy and more.

Outside of his work life, Russell coaches high school football for Upper Canada College. He is also enjoys doing Game Entertainment and Emceeing.

When offering advice to students looking to enter the workforce, Russell recommends getting volunteer and work experience in fields related to their degree.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo