As the Fuggerstädter announced on Saturday, the 47-year-old will take over from the DEL2 from the finalist Ravensburg Towerstars for the coming season.
“He is a communicative trainer with a clear and modern game philosophy,” said main shareholder Lothar Sigl.
Together it is now important to set up a strong team of coaches and to tackle squad planning for the 2022/2023 season.
After a disappointing season, the Swabians had separated from their coaching team at the beginning of the week, and numerous players also move on.
Augsburg had missed the play-offs as eleventh of the main round.
Russell must now do two tasks in parallel.
At the same time, he also acts as a head coach of the National Team of Great Britain for his work as a club trainer in Augsburg.