Coach Turner grew up in Marin County and played his high school basketball at Marin Catholic. During an illustrious career, he was named MCAL Player of the Year in both his junior and senior year. In 2004 and 2005, the SF Chronicle named him to their All-Metro team. In 2005, he led Marin Catholic to their best season in school history (29-5) winning their fourth straight MCAL Championship, a Division 4 NCS Championship, and an appearance in the Nor Cal Championship (State Semifinals). That year he was named North Bay Player of the year by the SF Chronicle and Cal-Hi Sports selected him All-State Third Team. Coach Turner is second on Marin Catholic’s career scoring list (1423) and first in career rebounds (968).
After graduating from Marin Catholic, Coach Turner went on to play at West Valley Junior College where he was a standout leading the team to a regional title. Coach Turner then went on to to play Division 1 basketball at the University of Hartford where he was a two year captain and named to the Defensive 1st Team All-Conference. He became the first player in Hartford’s Division I history to finish a season with more than 200 points, 150 rebounds, 100 assists and 50 steals. After graduating from the University of Hartford, he played professionally in Germany for two seasons.
Coach Turner has been with NBBA since the beginning. He currently serves as the Associate Director and Director of Player Development. He has become known as one of the best player development trainers in northern California helping train numerous players at the college and professional levels. In 2014, Miami Heat head coach, Erik Spoelstra, brought him to Miami to in-service his coaching staff for his basketball academy.