Wilmington resident Roy Turner to be inducted into Athletic Directors Hall of Fame

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WILMINGTON – Local resident Roy Turner will be one of two inductees as part to the 23rd class into the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association (NCADA) Hall of Fame when administrators from across the state meet and the NCADA state conference on April 4 at Hilton Riverside Hotel in downtown Wilmington.

Turner joins Rick Strunk of Carrboro as the newest members of the NCADA Hall of Fame.  The NCADA Hall of Fame has been established to recognize achievement and excellence for athletic administration. Past inductees are honored at the yearly banquet and have a permanent display at the offices of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association in Chapel Hill.

Roy Turner

Turner stepped down as Ashley High School athletic director during the summer of 2015, a position he held for a decade. He also previously served as an AD at two other schools in the state and began his career in athletics teaching, coaching and officiating in the late 1970s and early 80s.

Roy Turner, right, and Rick Strunk will be inducted to the NCADA Hall of Fame during its annual state conference in Wilmington. Photo courtesy- NCHSAA.
Roy Turner, right, and Rick Strunk will be inducted to the NCADA Hall of Fame during its annual state conference in Wilmington. Photo courtesy- NCHSAA.

Following his resignation at Ashley, Turner was selected by NCHSAA to serve as regional supervisor for basketball officials for the eastern part of the state.

In 2009, he received the Athletic Director of the Year—High School Award by The North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 

Turner has been a member of the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association (NCADA) since 1995 and previously served as its secretary, vice president, president and as a member of its Executive Board of Directors.

He taught or assisted dozens of athletic administrator’s Leadership Training Courses for accredited professional development in North Carolina and recognized as Athletic Director of the Year by the NCADA and NCHSAA in 2009.

Turner was named as one of the 100 Athletic Administrators to Remember by the NCHSAA during its centennial and received the Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Award for Region II in 2014.

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