Russell Turner

Russell Turner (born October 24, 1970)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: UC Irvine Anteaters
Current conference: Big West Conference
UC Irvine record: 242-158 (.605)
Overall record: 242-158 (.605)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2010-present UC Irvine
2004-2010 Golden State Warriors (asst)
2000-2004 Stanford (asst)
1994-2000 Wake Forest (asst)
1993-1994 Hampden-Sydney (asst)

Russell Turner Facts

  • Russell Devlin Turner
  • Born October 24, 1970
  • Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
  • Alma Mater: Hampden-Sydney College (BA, 1992)
  • Played for years at D-III Hampden-Sydney, twice earning All-America honors; elected into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2002
  • Started coaching in 1993 at his alma mater and was hired one year later to join Dave Odom‘s staff at Wake Forest
  • After six seasons at Wake, he joined Hall of Fame head coach Mike Montgomery‘s staff at Stanford; Turner followed Montgomery to the NBA in 2004 and became an assistant with the Golden State Warriors
    • Though Montgomery was let go after two seasons, Turner stayed on an assistant for four more years under Don Nelson
  • As a college assistant, Turner recruited and/or coached several NBA players, including Tim Duncan, Josh Howard, Jason & Jarron Collins and Josh Childress
  • Hired in 2010 to be the head coach at UC Irvine; after winning 13 and 12 games in his first two respective seasons, the Anteaters won 21+ games in six of the next seven
  • Along with his wife, Elizabeth, has two children

Russell Turner Coaching Tree

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