Turner named Liberty AD

LIBERTY — Liberty High School has named former Seneca High School head football coach and assistant athletic director Brett Turner as its new director of athletics.

The news was made official last week via a news release from Liberty principal Josh Oxendine.

“Coach Turner brings a wealth of experience to Liberty High School,” Oxendine said. “We are excited to have someone leading our athletic program with the knowledge of high school athletics that he has as well as his passion for developing young people.”

As head football coach of the Bobcats in 2016, Turner led Seneca to a 12-1 record, the Bobcats’ first Western 3A championship since 1996, and a spot in the third round of the Class 3A playoffs.

Before becoming head coach of the gridiron program, Turner had been on staff at Seneca since 2009, serving as the co-defensive coordinator as well as the defensive line coach.

During his time as head coach at Pickens High School from 2004 to 2008, Turner compiled a 29-26 record and orchestrated four playoff appearances.

“This is a great opportunity for our student-athletes and our community,” Oxendine said. “Having someone with great character and integrity in charge of our athletic department will continue to build a strong culture at Liberty High School.”

Turner, who is associate pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, is a 1992 graduate of Presbyterian College.