Russ Haynes is in his 25th year as a member of the athletic training staff at the University of Iowa. Haynes joined the Iowa staff in 1987 as assistant athletic trainer. He became Associate Director of Athletic Training Services in 1990. Haynes has worked with the football program since becoming a fulltime member of the staff in 1987.
Haynes worked with the men's track and field program from 1985-87 as a graduate assistant athletic trainer. Russ served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa in 1984-85 before joining the Hawkeye staff as a graduate assistant.
Haynes graduated from the University of Iowa in 1984 with a bachelor of general studies degree. He earned his master's degree from Iowa in exercise science and physical education in 1987.
He is EMT certified and holds a National Academy of Sports Medicine - - Performance Enhancement Specialist certification.
Russ is licensed as an athletic trainer in the state of Iowa. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the College Athletic Trainers' Society (CATS).
Haynes is a native of Urbandale, Iowa. He has a daughter, Bailey.