College - Hampden-Sydney
Russell Turner, 39, is currently in his sixth season as an assistant coach for the Golden StateWarriors. Among his many duties with Golden State, Turner assists with game planning, analyzes opponent personnel tendencies, and works closely with players on individual skill development. He has also served as a coach for theWarriors summer league entry in Las Vegas in each of the past five off-seasons. Turner has also been an active participant in the NBA’s international outreach camps such as BasketballWithout Borders, representing the league in Turkey, China and Lithuania in recent summers.
Prior to joining theWarriors coaching staff, Turner spent 11 seasons as a collegiate assistant coach, working at three highly-successful programs. He spent four seasons at Stanford University from 2000-01 to 2003- 04, and prior to that he served six seasons as an assistant coach atWake Forest University from 1994-95 to 1999-00.
A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Turner worked also for one season (1993-94) as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Hampden-Sydney (VA) College. As a player at Hampden-Sydney, Turner was a two-time All-American (1991-92), and set the school’s all-time scoring record (2,272 points). His teams set school records for wins, while earning two league championships and made the school’s first two appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
Turner graduated in 1992 with Magna Cum Laude honors and a B.A. in English and Economics. He also gained numerous academic honors, including introduction into Phi Beta Kappa. Born October 24, 1970, Turner and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Menlo Park with their two children, Devlin and Darius. .