|Title:||Assistant Coach – Player Development|
Jermaine Turner will begin his second season on staff for the Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball program in 2019-20.
Turner came to Carnegie Mellon from Chatham University where he served as an assistant for a season under former Tartan assistant Drew Garcia.
Prior to coaching at Chatham, Turner played professionally for 17 years internationally. He collected team championships, scoring crowns and MVP awards in Switzerland, Spain, Ireland and Romania. He was the 2006 And-1 Dunk Champion and was Eurobasket’s 2011 Irish MVP having led league champion Killester Basketball Club in scoring, rebounding, steals, blocks and assists.
Turner, a native of Queens, New York, coached all ages for nine years while in Spain and Ireland. Most recently, he served as the head coach at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland for two seasons. He also had stops at Dublin City University and St. Nessains in Dublin.
“Player development is vital to success in college basketball, and that is what makes Jermaine such an essential member of our staff. Coach Turner has a wealth of playing and teaching experience, and through that he has made a valuable connection with our players.”
Turner resides in Pittsburgh and is the Academy Director at The Scoring Factory.