Russ Sheppard is a long time coach that spent part of his coaching career working with players in the Edmonton Area. Russ was instrumental in founding the Edmonton Razorbacks Field Lacrosse Club and worked with several minor and major teams in Alberta. Before Russ' time in Alberta, Russ was a teacher in Kugluktuk, Nunavut. His experiences of bringing lacrosse to the youth in the community was the source for The Grizzlies movie. The movie was premiered at the 2018 Edmonton International Film Festival and will be fully released in the Spring of 2019.