Russell Turner Named Stanford Men's Assistant Basketball Coach
May 7, 2001
Stanford, Ca - Russell Turner has been named an assistant basketball coach at Stanford University.
Turner's appointment was announced on Monday by Cardinal head coach Mike Montgomery, and fills the vacancy recently created when Blaine Taylor assumed head coaching duties at Old Dominion.
A former assistant coach at Wake Forest, Turner joined the Stanford athletic department last year as an administrative associate for men's basketball. His duties included marketing, development and Stanford Basketball's Community Outreach Program.
'We are very happy to have Russell join the Stanford coaching staff,' said Montgomery. 'Russell has proven to be a very valuable contributor to the program, and this makes for a smooth transition to his new duties as assistant coach.'
Turner served as an assistant coach at Wake Forest from 1994 to 2000. During his six-year tenure with the Deacons, Wake Forest compiled a 131-61 record, participated in the NCAA Tournament three times and the NIT three times, captured two ACC tournament championships, and an NIT championship. Turner also helped coach NBA players Tim Duncan and Randolph Childress.
Turner also served as an assistant basketball coach and head cross country coach at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia (1993-94).
Turner played at Hampden-Sydney where he was a two-time All-American (1991, 1992), was the school's all-time leading scorer (2,272 points), and was runnerup for NCAA Division III Player of the Year in 1992. He was a member of the school's all-time winningest class with 81 wins, including two league championships and the school's first two NCAA Tournament appearances.
Turner gained magna cum laude honors with a B.A. degree in Economics and English in 1992. He gained numerous academic honors including Phi Beta Kappa.
Turner and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in San Francisco.
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