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BOISE, Idaho (6/30/2010) - Gordy Presnell, Boise State University’s head women’s basketball coach, announced today that he has added Anthony Turner to his coaching staff.  Turner brings 10 years of collegiate coaching experience with him to the Broncos where he will assist in the program’s recruiting efforts, as well as, become the team’s defensive coordinator. His 10 years of experience include stints as an assistant at Pacific-10 Conference member Oregon State University, and at future Bronco rivals and Mountain West Conference members UNLV and San Diego State University. The addition, of Turner completes Boise State’s coaching staff.

“I am excited to add someone to  my staff that has the experience that Anthony does,” said Presnell. “He brings a solid recruiting and coaching background to the program, as well as, knowledge about the Mountain West Conference, having coached at San Diego State and UNLV. Anthony’s insight about that league will help us when we make the move into the Mountain West in 2011.” 
 
Turner comes to Boise State from Oregon State University where he spent the last two seasons. At OSU he helped guide the team to a 20-12 overall record and a 9-9 Pac-10 mark in 2008-09 as the Beavers advanced to the second round of the WNIT. In two years with the Beavers the team went 31-32 overall.  In two years Turner helped coach three Beavers to postseason honors, one received All-Pac-10 Third Team honors, one honorable mention and one Pac-10 Freshmen Team recognition.

Turner moved to Corvallis from UNLV where he was an assistant on the Lady Rebel coaching staff. In the six years he spent in Las Vegas, Turner made a lasting mark on the Lady Rebels program. He tutored two All-American Honorable Mention players in RanDee Henry and Sherry McCracklin, who both earned the honor during the 2003-04 season. Henry earned Mountain West Conference Newcomer of the Year honors that season while McCracklin was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Both were also selected to the All-MWC First-Team in 2003-04; McCracklin earned a third-team selection the previous season while Henry was named to the second-team in 2004-05.

An excellent recruiter, Turner assisted with all aspects of recruiting, both on campus and off, and garnered commitments from several top 50 recruits. He recruited Sequoia Holmes, who signed a contract with the WNBA’s Houston Comets. Holmes ended her career at UNLV as a three-time All-MWC selection, just the fifth different player in school history to accomplish the feat.

All told, Turner mentored players who earned Mountain West Conference Newcomer of the Year honors, the MWC Defensive Player of the Year, two league scoring leaders, a MWC rebounding leader and one league steals leader, as well as, numerous All-Conference honorees.

During his tenure at UNLV, the Lady Rebels made four WNIT appearances, including a trip to the final game in 2004. The 2003-04 team posted 26 wins, tying it for third-most in school history.

Prior to joining the staff at UNLV, Turner was an assistant coach at San Diego State from 2000-02. While there, he assisted with the day-to-day operations of the program as well as with recruiting, scouting reports, film exchange, court instruction and conditioning. His primary focus was the team’s guard play and directing the Aztecs’ summer camps.

From 1999-2000, Turner worked with the Mile High Magic, an AAU club based out of Denver. With the Magic, he coordinated tryouts and assisted with game-planning and strategies.

A graduate of Colorado with a degree in English, Turner worked as a student assistant with the Buffaloes from 1997-99, assisting with scouting reports, editing practice tapes and keeping statistics during games.

Turner married the former Jaime Oltman on August 31, 2008, and the couple recently had a set of twins, Alexis and Justice, in February.